Short Blocks

Maths Year 1/2 Summer Revision Menu A

Each unit has everything you need to teach a set of related skills and concepts.

Place Value (suggested as 2 days)

Planning and Activities

Day 1
Ask a Y1 child to drag 10p and 1p coins to make given amounts. Ask Y2 children to add and subtract multiples of 1p and 10p, recognising the place value of the digit that changes.
Group Activities: T with Y1 or Y2
Y1 -- Use nine 10p coins and nine 1p coins to make three different amounts of money.
Y2 -- Add/ subtract tens; calculate what other pairs have added/subtracted. Some children play a game to add/subtract multiples of 1p and 10p.

Day 2
Compare pairs of 2-digit numbers, using place value; order three 2-digit numbers.
Further Teaching with Y2
Compare pairs of numbers using > and <, mark on landmarked lines.
Group Activities: T with Y2
Y1 -- Compare two numbers, write one in between. Some children write trios of numbers in ascending order.
Y2 -- Compare two 2-digit numbers, using symbols to correctly write inequalities. Other children reason about a ‘mystery’ number marked on a landmarked line.

You Will Need

  • IWB 10p and 1p coins
  • Whiteboards and pens
  • ‘Purses’ (see resources)
  • Pots of 10p and 1p coins
  • 10, 20, 30, 40 cards
  • 1–6 dice
  • 10p and 1p coins
  • 100-bead bar or ‘0–100 beaded line’ (see resources)
  • ‘0–100 landmarked number line’ (see resources)
  • Number cards 0–50
  • Number cards 0–100
  • ‘100-square’ (see resources)
  • 100-bead strings (optional)
  • ‘0–100 landmarked number line’ (see resources, copied onto A3)

Short Mental Workouts

Day 1
Place value

Day 2
Count from any 2-digit number


Day 1
Y1: Combine 10p and 1p coins to make amounts; draw coins to show given amounts.
Y2: Use place value to calculate what has been added/ subtracted.

Day 2
Y1: Compare and order numbers; write numbers in between.
Y2: Use < and > to compare numbers, identify numbers marked on a landmarked line.

Mastery: Reasoning and Problem-Solving


  • Write a number between:
    15 and 51
    4 and 40
    93 and 36
    68 and 72
  • Draw coins to show these money amounts:
    32p, 18p, 80p, 56p, 61p
  • Write each group of numbers smallest first:
    25, 31, 8
    51, 40, 15
    70, 43, 28


  • Play ‘Mystery number’.
    My digits add to 10. I am more than 65. I am even.
    Is this the only possibility?
  • What are the missing numbers:
    34 + 30 = [_]
    67 = [_] + 47
    29 + [_] = 79
  • Order these pairs/trios of numbers using < or >:
    51, 15
    29, 43
    47, 23, 71

Extra Support

Y1: Ten turns
Compare numbers to 20.

Spider’s exercises
Count on and back in tens.

Y2: Inbetweenies
Place numbers on a 0–100 beaded line. Compare 2-digit numbers.