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Mathematics

The principal focus of mathematics teaching is to ensure that children develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This involves working with numerals, words and the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Children develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. Teaching also involves the use a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money.

By the end of Year 2, children should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value. They are also taught to read and spell mathematical vocabulary.

Number - number and place value

Children are taught to:

  • count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s
  • given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
  • identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
  • read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words

Number - addition and subtraction

Children are taught to:

  • read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (−) and equals (=) signs
  • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including 0
  • solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? − 9

Number - multiplication and division

Children are taught to:

  • solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher

Number - fractions

Children are taught to:

  • recognise, find and name a half as 1 of 2 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • recognise, find and name a quarter as 1 of 4 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity

Measurement

Children are taught to:

  • compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
    • lengths and heights
    • mass/weight capacity and volume
    • time
  • measure and begin to record the following:
    • lengths and heights
    • mass/weight
    • capacity and volume
    • time (hours, minutes, seconds)
    • recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes
    • sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening]
  • recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years
  • tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times

Geometry - properties of shapes

Children are taught to:

  • recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes

Geometry - position and direction

Children are taught to:

  • describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns

mathematics

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