Just thought id add my two pence from my training courses i've been on. They said if a child reaches point 6 they ARE ready for Y1 curriculum, do not work your way upto point 9! (course leader said point 9 is technically gifted and talented for the age and should not be handed out lightly...). Don't limit the children from accessing the curriculum by making them achieve point 9; as above poster said point 9 children recognise and order numbers to 20....this is a year 1 skill, they are ready for the framework if they know numerals to 10 - this is before point 9.... I'll see if i can find course notes to scan in.