Being able to accurately read scales is an important part of maths in Year 2. This is easy as long as each division is numbered, but in year 2 children are introduced to numbered divisions on a scale where the divisions between them have to be read. For example, on a scale from 0 to […]

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RSS feed for this section# Year 2 maths worksheets: Giving directions

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 […]

# Recognising right angles

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 […]

# Year 2 measuring activities

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 […]

# Year 2 handling data: Venn diagrams

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 […]

# Year 2 symmetry

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 […]

# Sorting pentagons and hexagons

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 […]

# Year 2 measurement worksheets: Reading scales

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 […]

# Maths worksheet: Reading scales

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 […]

# Measurement: Which units to use?

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 […]