Although statistics is not mentioned prior to Year Two in the new National Curriculum, at Clarendon Infants children start to sort and classify objects from Nursery.
In the EYFS children sort or group themselves and objects into categories according to different categories such as size or colour in practical contexts.
In Year One the children are introduced to simple pictograms and block graphs both on paper and using ICT programs and they start to interpret the data to answer simple questions. They also begin to gather their own data and record it in the form of a block graph or pictogram with adult support.
In Year Two the children we extend the children's knowledge and understanding of these types of simple graph. The children are expected to work more independently when constructing or interpreting pictograms and block graphs and they also begin to construct and interpret other data handling systems such as tally charts and tables. They are taught to answer questions relating to the number of objects in each category and order categories by quantity.