National Curriculum

Year 2 Maths Plans

We provide Hamilton Year 2 maths both as weekly plans (below) and as short blocks. We will eventually be phasing out the plans, as we believe our short blocks offer you all of the same advantages and more. Find out more about the advantages of Hamilton's short blocks.

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.

Please note the optional revision material after Week 5.

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Sequences and fractions

Count in two, fives, tens and threes. Recognise multiples of 2, 5, 10 and 3. Find halves, quarters and three quarters of amounts.

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Addition and subtraction

Mental addition of pairs of 2-digit numbers by partitioning or counting on. Mental subtraction by counting up or counting back. Choose to add or subtract to solve money word problems. Includes bar model examples.

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Money, addition and time

Use and recognise coins. Mental addition of 2-digit amounts using partitioning or counting on. Know by heart the names and order of the days of the week and months of the year. Tell the time to the nearest quarter of an hour and 5 minutes.

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Multiplication and division

Mental multiplication and division: multiply by 2, 5, and 10 using a beaded line. Understand division as the inverse of multiplication and use beaded lines to divide by 2, 5, and 10. Solve word problems using multiplication and division.

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Multiplication and division

Mental multiplication and division: halve or double a 2-digit number. Know that multiplication is the inverse of division. Multiply and divide using sets or beaded lines. Solve word problems using multiplication and division. Includes bar model examples.

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Optional revision sessions

Choose from these revision sessions, according to your assessment of the children in your class. Work out missing numbers in additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions. Place numbers on landmarked lines and find the difference between them. Solve word problems, including money. Find ½, ¼, ¾ and 1/3 of amounts. Read temperatures on a thermometer. Read times to five minutes and draw hands on clocks to show given times.

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SATs this week: no plans

No plans for SATs week. Good luck!

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Maths games

This weekly plan includes lots of games to use after assessment week to enable children to have fun with maths, whilst still giving opportunities for children to practise key skills. Add several 1-digit numbers, add 1-digit numbers to 2-digit numbers, add pairs of 2-digit numbers and find totals of coins. Subtract 1-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers. Find the difference between pairs of small numbers. Place numbers on a 0 to 100 landmarked line and say a number between. Use mathematical vocabulary to describe numbers, shapes and measuring equipment.

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Fractions and time

Find halves, thirds and quarters of amounts; Tell the time in analogue and digital to the nearest 5 minutes.

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Number and place value

Place 2-digit numbers on a line. Round 2-digit numbers.  Order and compare 3-digit numbers. Understand place value additions for 3-digit numbers.

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Maths puzzles

Use reasoning and number facts to solve number puzzles. Use reasoning, positional language, knowledge of coins and number facts to solve logic puzzles. Visualise 2D shapes in order to recreate tangram pictures.

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Problem solving and investigations

Add pairs of 2-digit numbers. Add five numbers less than 20, looking for ‘friendly’ pairs to add together. Count back in 4s. Use trial and improvement. Understand how subtraction ‘undoes’ addition and vice versa. Add trios of single-digit numbers. Use reasoning to solve a problem. Identify squares and triangles in different sizes. Work systematically.