National Curriculum

Year 2 Maths Plans

Hamilton's Y2 maths plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England for Year 2. 

The Coverage Chart shows you where. The Medium Term Plan lists each week's teaching focus, activities, starter and National Curriculum outcomes cross-referenced to the Hamilton Assessment Plan. There are problem-solving investigations linked to each week’s teaching available in the left hand navigation bar. The Resource List provides a comprehensive list of physical resources suggested by the Hamilton plans. The Outcomes Sheet allows you to record quick day-to-day judgements about children's mastery of objectives in the back of their maths books. Answers to exercises appear at the end of each week's resources document.

In order to ensure that every part of the Year 2 content is covered before the statutory assessments in late May, there are nearly 13 weeks of teaching in the Autumn Term, 11 weeks in Spring and 4+ weeks before the SATs in Summer, plus some optional revision sessions. Each teacher will need to pace this teaching to suit their class and, crucially, their term dates. You may need to consider bringing some of the Spring Term teaching into Autumn. For more support in how to arrange this around different potential term structures structures, read more.

We now provide Hamilton Year 2 maths plans as both weekly plans (below) and as flexible blocks. Not sure which to use? Find out more about the difference between blocks and plans

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Match Hamilton plans to blocks

Take a look at our Year 2 Flexible Maths Blocks which organises the National Curriculum content into mathematical category blocks. If these blocks are not suitable for you, then this chart will help you adapt Hamilton Weekly Maths Plans into Blocks. Please look at the document carefully - it is three pages not one! 

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Number and place value

Mark 2-digit numbers on a landmarked line; compare numbers using the symbols < and >; use ordinal numbers in context up to 10th and beyond; use knowledge of order of numbers and properties of number (e.g. odd/even, multiples to describe/sort numbers); solve logic problems; round 2-digit numbers to nearest multiple of ten.

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Addition and subtraction

Add/subtract 2-digit numbers by adding/subtracting multiples of ten then one using a 1-100 number square and landmarked lines. Find the difference in the context of change, including bar model examples.

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Addition and subtraction

Sort calculations according to whether they are known facts or need to be worked out; use facts to add four or five small numbers, by spotting pairs to ten/doubles; rehearse addition/subtraction of two 2-digit numbers; begin to sort number problems into whether addition and subtraction is needed to work them out. Mental addition using partitioning. Mental subtraction using counting back. Includes bar model examples.

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Money, addition and fractions

Recognise coins and find totals using a combination of coins; add two 2-digit money amounts together using mental addition by partitioning. Find fractions of amounts halves, quarters and thirds by sharing and using known number facts.

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Weight and time

Estimate, measure and compare weights, choosing and using suitable standard units and suitable measuring instruments; use units of time (seconds. minutes, hours, days and weeks) and know the relationship between them; read time to the quarters; measure activities using seconds and minutes.

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Multiplication and division

Twos, Fives and Tens: count from any number to 100, recognise multiples, use grouping to count larger groups; investigate a statement about familiar numbers by finding examples which satisfy it; find, describe and continue patterns; understand multiplication as repeated addition; use multiplication to describe an array; understand grouping as a model of division; understand that division can leave some left over; solve a word problem. Mental multiplication and division.

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Multiplication and division

Understand how to read an array; know that multiplication can be done in any order; use beaded lines and grouping, then hops to work out division problems; create own word problems involving division and multiplication; sort division and multiplication word problems; know that division is the inverse of multiplication. Mental multiplication and division. Includes bar model examples

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Capacity and data

Estimate, measure and compare capacities, choosing and using suitable non-standard and standard units and suitable measuring instruments; answer a question by collecting and recording data, and representing it as block graphs and pictograms to show results.

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Addition and subtraction

Mental addition and subtraction: double and half using partitioning. Add 2-digit numbers by partitioning or counting on. Subtract a 2-digit number from another by counting back.

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Subtraction and money

Understand difference as one model of subtraction (Frog). Subtract 2-digit numbers either side of multiples of 10 by counting up, and find change. Begin to choose counting up to back to subtract. Bar models included.

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3D Shape and time

Identify 3D shapes and their properties. Tell the time to the nearest quarter of an hour and 5 minutes.