The KS1 National Curriculum statutory content for Year 2 is arranged in mathematical topic blocks over the year. Each block is divided into units. Each unit is focussed around one or two specific skills within that topic.
There is a large amount of subject content to be covered in Year 2, and most teachers wish to complete all new teaching before Easter, so that Summer Term can be rehearsal and reinforcement before the SATs. Therefore, we provide 72 days teaching for Autumn Term and 60 days teaching for Spring Term. This means that if a teacher taught all the content in all the units in every Block, s/he would need to teach maths every single day in both terms. As teachers, we do understand that this is neither possible nor desirable. So please read our ‘Planning Guidance’.
Hamilton strongly advise that teachers tailor the teaching using selected units in shorter blocks through the term to suit the needs of the class. Use the 'short blocks' button on the right to see our recommended route for progression through shorter blocks.
Extra Support worksheets come with guidance for a teacher or TA working with small groups. They can make a significant difference to children working below ARE. Extra support is linked to individual objectives-based units, but you can also explore a set for a whole year.
Procedural fluency is fundamental to numeracy, and Hamilton's practice worksheets are carefully differentiated for children working toward Age Related Expectations (ARE), at ARE and at greater depth. Practice is linked to individual objectives-based units, but you can also explore sets of worksheets for the whole year.