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]]>Scales such as these are usually found on weighing scales, or capacity scales eg measuring jugs for water. It is still important to use practical activities as often as possible – measuring out 250 ml of water for rice etc. Don’t forget that if you are measuring water then you can weigh the water rather than use ml ( 100ml of water weighs 100g.)

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]]>You will find plenty of sites which provide maths worksheets on number, but few have resources on other areas of maths, such as giving directions.

One of the key National Strategy Learning Objectives in Year 2 is, ‘Follow and give instructions involving position, direction and movement.’ Whilst a great deal of this can be done in a practical sense, especially during gym lessons, or on the playground, it can be successfully reinforced with our worksheets.

Here we have a street plan with questions involving giving directions to various shops. Look for clear instructions using terms such as forward, back, next to, right and left.

Go to our Giving Directions worksheets

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]]>You can find plenty of pages on the internet on addition, subtraction, multiplication etc but it is much harder to find good quality worksheets on shape and measures. Here we have sets which provide activities to help with recognising right angles.

There are plenty of examples of right angles around the home or the classroom and one easy way to make one is to use the corner of a piece of paper. Use this to slide into other angles to see if they are also right angles.

The second set of pages asks children to draw ‘smiley faces’ on all the right angles shown on the worksheet. This is not quite as easy as it looks, as not all of the right angles are displayed so that the lines are vertical and horizontal. (Often squares are mistaken as ‘stars’ if they are shown at tilt.)

Go to our Recognise right angles page (1)

Go to our Recognising right angles pages (2)

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]]>Here are some great activities to do to help with measuring length, suitable for Year 2 children who can read and numbers and count up to 100. At least two people are needed.

They involve using a metre ruler, but a metre tape will also do just as well. (You can always pick one of these up in Ikea, if you are near!)

The first activity involves measuring the length of one stride. Some decisions have to be made as to how to do this as accurately as possible. Where do you start from? Where does the stride end? At the front of the foot or the back?

The second activity measures a standing long jump: absolutely no run up allowed here!

Children need a great deal of practice with measurement and can often make mistakes – you would be surprised at how many children will start at the wrong end of the tape, so these are very worthwhile activities but do need supervision.

Go to our measuring with a metre ruler activities

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]]>A Venn diagram is usually constructed of overlapping circles. Anything inside a circle is a member of that set, anything outside is not a member of the set. Because the circles overlap one thing can be a member of two or more sets. Sounds complex? Well, Venn diagrams used to be introduced much later in the curriculum, but they seem to have crept down to Year 2 now. Not surprisingly, some children find them very difficult to interpret.

These pages look at fairly simple examples of Venn diagrams, with just two circles overlapping. Children are asked to put shapes inside the circles, depending on their properties.

Go to the Venn diagram worksheets

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]]>Although it might appear straightforward, reflective symmetry can prove to be very tricky for many children, especially those with poor spacial awareness. These symmetry worksheets ask children to colour the other side of a mirror line to make a symmetrical pattern.

It is very easy to get this wrong by just repeating the pattern rather than reflecting it, so it is a good idea to have a small mirror that can be placed along the line for the child to see the reflected pattern. Interestingly, at KS2 tests mirrors are provided for similar, but harder symmetrical work.

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]]>There is a tremendous amount for children to learn in Year 2 and two shapes that we might expect to be left until later are, nevertheless, included in the Year 2 curriculum. Two such shapes are pentagons and hexagons.

A pentagon has 5 straight sides. Some pentagons have all the sides equal and this is the shape that we are most familiar with. A pentagon with equal sides is called a regular pentagon.

A hexagon has 6 straight sides, and, again, if the sides are all equal it is known as a regular hexagon.

These worksheets introduce the terms pentagon and hexagon and provide opportunities to recognise and sort them.

Go to our Year 2 Sorting shapes worksheets

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]]>This week we have published two more Year 2 measurement worksheets on reading scales. This time we look at capacity and reading how much a container holds which has a scale going up in tens. However, the divisions are only labelled on every other one, so the ability to count in tens is important.

This is a good little test to see if children understand and read scales.

Go to our reading scales worksheets

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]]>Reading scales is something which we tend to take for granted, but they can be much trickier than they first appear. To begin with children will come across scales where every division is labelled, but most scales in real life do not do this. Litre jugs, minutes on a clock, rulers etc often have divisions which are not labelled.

These pages look at a scale drawing of a ruler where only the 10 cm divisions are labelled. One way of understanding this is to think of it as a number line. Start at the nearest marked unit and count forwards or backwards to reach the arrow. This page is most suited to Year 2 children (6/7 yrs old).

Go to our Reading scales worksheets

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]]>In year 2 children are introduced to most of the common metric units, including:

centimetres

metres

kilometres

grams

kilograms

litres.

In the real world they will still hear other units being used (those old inches, feet, pounds etc) but it is vital that they gain a secure knowledge of the metric system and are able to judge which units would be most appropriate to use to measure something.

These pages ask for things which could be measured using the above units. There are two aspects to this, firstly that children use the correct type of unit (metres to measure length etc) and secondly, that if there is a choice of unit to use the most appropriate ( a classroom in metres rather than kilometres).

Go to our ‘Which unit? worksheets

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