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Year 2 Money

Year 2 MoneyMoney makes much more sense when coins, real or plastic/card are used and our four new sets of worksheets are ideal for getting the coins out. A typical question is,‘Tommy has five 10p coins. He changes each 10p coin for two 5p coins. How many coins does he have?’10p coins can be placed […]

Sharing Equally in Year 2

It is important that children become confident with the idea that division can be seen as sharing equally. At first this can be done with real objects (cubes, coins etc) using one-to-one correspondence. Later they can move on to pictorial representations, which is where our latest on-screen activity comes in. Very simple, just working out […]

Year 2 Making 10 Revision

New this week is a quick revision set on making 10 at the chocolate factory. How many ways can two or three types of chocolate be placed in a chocolate box? This is a great way to check on what has been learned in Year 1 and how confident children are with pairs of numbers […]

Money in Years 2 and 3

In Year 2 children will continue to become more familiar with the equivalent value of coins; for example, five 2p coins are equivalent to one 10p coin. We have just published four great new sets which look at this in detail, using all the coins from 50p to 1p. For those children who are less […]

Year 2 Subtraction, Bar Modelling and Number Lines

An exciting development in teaching maths in the UK is bar modelling. Bar models are pictorial representations of number problems and act as a half-way house between using concrete representations (e.g. solid cubes) and working in the abstract. Bar models can be applied to subtraction and are an excellent way to help children in Year […]

Ordinal Numbers in Year 2. Odd and Even.

Children in Year 2 will use ordinal numbers to describe the position of an object or which order things come in, such as first second and third. There are plenty of practical activities which can be done, from positioning a collection of toys in a row and asking children to describe their order, to having […]

Measurement in Year 2

Measurement in Year 2One of the key targets in the Year 2 Programme of Study is: Pupils should be taught to: • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels. […]

Year 2 and Year 3 Fractions

Fraction work in Year 2 is mostly practical, as children explore simple fractions such as halves and quarters. Thirds are also introduced for the first time, which is important as it helps children realise that fractions are not just halves and quarters. Out latest set of pages asks children to find the odd one out […]

Year 2 Shape

Another great aspect of maths which involves plenty of practical activities is shape, especially in Year 2. This a time when children get to grips with the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, with the Programme of Study targets being to: • identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes, including the number of sides […]

Maths Mastery support resources

Fantastic news for all those using a Maths Mastery approach: we are continuing to add to our selection of resources, including on-screen activities. We now have a whole selection of on-screen activities for the Year 1 Spring Term Block on adding and subtracting up to 20. Don’t forget we also have some great support materials […]