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Y2 Curriculum

Maths in Year 2

What do children learn in Year 2?

In Year 2, children cover a wide range of topics such as addition and subtraction, measuring, and fractions. There is a major focus on addition and subtraction - children will eventually learn to add and subtract numbers up to 100 using partitioning (breaking numbers up) and known facts (using the fact that 3+7=10 to calculate 30+70)

This half term, Year 2 are learning: about multiplication and division, and money

How can I help my child with maths in Year 2?

  • Encourage children to practice their maths at home - for example you could ask children to add the amount of conkers and leaves found on a nature walk.
  • Link maths in to everyday situations - for example could children compare how many pieces are in two jigsaws, or how many pages in two books?
  • Use online games and apps to engage children in their maths. White Rose's One-Minute maths app (found on both apple and android app stores) is ideal for Year 2! Children also have a login for Power Maths games linked to their learning at school
  • Songs and chants can help children remember key facts. YouTube and BBC Supermovers are excellent resources for this.
  • Follow the KS1 twitter account. We'll post regularly to show you what we've been learning at school, so you'll be able to talk to your child about it at home.
  • The secret is practising little and often, rather than all at once. You could have a maths calculation/fact of the day or week that you focus on.
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