Holmesdale Community Infant School

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Maths Year 2

Year 2 objectives

Year 2 are not required to follow the New National Curriculum until September 2015. However, where appropriate children will cover additional material from the New Curriculum.



Count in steps of 2, 5 and 10, forwards and backwards.

Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens and ones).

Identify, represent and estimate numbers.

Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100.

Read and write numbers up to at least 100 in numerals.

Use place value and number facts to solve problems.


Geometry (including position and direction)

Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including sides and corners.

Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces.

Identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, (for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid).

Compare and sort 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects.

Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.

Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles as a quarter turn.



Begin to recognise, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4; of a shape.

Write simple fractions, for example 1/2 of 6 = 3.



Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables.

Ask and answer simple questions by using the information given in different charts and tables.


Addition and subtraction

Use concrete objects and pictorial representations to solve problems, mentally and on paper, with addition and subtraction including money and measures.

Read and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and drive and use related facts up to 100 , eg 1+6 =7 so 10+60=70 or 70-10=60 and 7-1=6.

Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally including adding or subtracting one or ten to/from a two-digit number, adding and subtracting two two-digit numbers and adding three one-digit numbers.

Know and show that addition of numbers can be done in any order and that subtraction of one number from another cannot.

Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve number problems.


Multiplication and division

Understand multiplication as repeated division and division as repeated subtraction.

Begin to use multiplication facts for 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and if possible multiplication and division facts, including problems in context eg money and measures.



Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales and measuring vessels.

Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value.

Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money.

Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.

Tell the time using hours, half hours, and quarter hours.

Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.