Short Blocks

Maths Year 2 Summer Revision

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

Unit 1 Revision: addition and subtraction (suggested as 3 days)

Planning and Activities

Day 1 Teaching
Show children 42 + ☐ = 46. Children discuss in pairs what they think the hidden number might be. Repeat with the box in first position. Hide 10 pegs behind a cloth. Remove 7 pegs so children can see the 7 pegs, then remove the cloth to show how many are left. Write ☐ – 7 = 3. How many pegs do you think were on the coat hanger to begin with? Repeat, hiding either the first or second a number in calculations such as: 60 + 30 = 90, 37 + 40 = 77, 47 – 5 = 42, 84 – 20 = 64.
Group Activities
-- Support children with identifying the mystery numbers.

Day 2 Teaching
Show a 0 to 100 landmarked line. Ask two children up to mark on 72 and 57, and explain how they decided where to mark them. Use Frog to work out 72 – 57. Model drawing own line for Frog. Repeat for other subtractions, e.g. 84 – 65, 64 – 48.
Group Activities
-- Support children in drawing their own lines for Frog.
-- Use digit cards to make 2-digit subtractions – choose which strategy to use to work out the answer.

Day 3 Teaching
Display: Chloe has 7 stickers. Zak has 11 stickers. How many more stickers does Zak have than Chloe? Ask children to read it, and then discuss with a partner. Sketch a line of 7 smiley faces and 11 smiley faces directly underneath. Point to the 4 extra faces. So, this number story is asking us to find the difference between 7 and 11, which is 4! Repeat with other word problems.
Group Activities
-- Support children in understanding the number story before identifying the necessary calculation.

You Will Need

  • Strips of cards with additions and subtractions and card 'sleeve'
  • 10 pegs, a coat hanger and a cloth
  • 'Missing number addition and subtractions' (see resources)
  • Flipchart and pens
  • Sticky notes
  • '0 to 100 landmarked lines' (see resources)
  • Additional activity sheets (see resources)

Mental/Oral Maths Starters

Suggested for Day 1
Add 3 single-digit numbers (simmering skills)

Day 2
Compare 2-digit numbers using > and < (pre-requisite skills)

Day 3
Pairs to 20p (pre-requisite skills)

Worksheets

Day 1
Missing number additions and subtractions, including bar models.

Day 2
Use Frog to find the difference between 2-digit numbers, first on landmarked lines, then drawing own lines.

Day 3
Solve addition and subtraction word problems.

Mastery: Reasoning and Problem-Solving

  • Use four different numbers from this list to complete the number sentences below.
    5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55
    ☐ + ☐ = 60
    ☐ + ☐ = 60
  • Write the missing number in the box.
    10 + ☐ = 16 + 3
    32 + 6 = 40 - ☐
  • Poppy and Jay count cars. Poppy counts 37 red cars. Jay counts 24 blue cars. How many cars do they count altogether?
  • There are 65 cakes. 15 boys and 29 girls each take a cake. How many cakes are left?
  • Peta buys a cake for 73p and pays with £1. How much change should she get?

Extra Support

Mystery Numbers
Finding missing numbers in number bond sentences

Inbetweenies
Placing numbers on a 0 to 100 beaded line. Comparing 2-digit numbers

Unit 2 Revision: multiplication, fractions, time (suggested as 3 days)

Planning and Activities

Day 1 Teaching
Write ☐ x 5 = 20 on the board. Agree it is asking us how many 5s are in 20. Write 20 ÷ 5 = ☐ and remind children that this is another way of writing the same question. Write ☐ x ☐ = 10 and ask children what numbers could go in the boxes. Show: Mr Ball has 30 children in his class. They all need new pencils. There are 10 pencils in a box. How many boxes does he need? Discuss and agree that we need to work out how many 10s are in 30. Repeat with another word problem.
Group Activities
-- Test answers in missing number sentences and discuss word problems.

Day 2 Teaching
Write 1/4 of 12 on the board. Sketch a line of 12 circles; demonstrate dividing them in half and then half again. Children find 1/4 of 8 on their whiteboards. Ask children to discuss in pairs how to find 3/4 of 8. Take feedback and agree that we need 3 groups of 2, i.e. 6. Repeat for 1/3 of 12 and 1/4 of 16.
Group Activities
-- Visualise a number story to find a fraction of an amount.

Day 3 Teaching
Use a geared analogue clock to show 1/2 past 3. This time is half way between 3 o’clock and 4 o’clock. Write 2 headings: Before 1/2 past 3 and After 1/2 past 3. Show 10 past 3. Is this time nearer 3 o’clock or 4 o’clock? What is the exact time? Write 10 past 3 under the heading ‘Before 1/2 past 3’. Repeat with other times. Practise drawing clock hands for given times.
Group Activities
-- Sit with different groups to check that they are confident with telling times, particularly those times to the hour. Model counting in 5s to help.

You Will Need

  • 'Multiplication and division' sheet (see resources)
  • Mini-whiteboards and pens
  • 'Find fractions of amounts' sheet (see resources)
  • Geared clock
  • 'Hamilton clock' (see resources)
  • 'Telling the time' sheets (see resources)
  • ITP: Thermometer

Mental/Oral Maths Starters

Day 1
2, 5 and 10 times tables (pre-requisite skills)

Suggested for Day 2
Count up in 1/4s (simmering skills)

Suggested for Day 3
Read temperatures on a thermometer (simmering skills)

Worksheets

Day 1
Multiplication and division facts, including word problems.

Day 2
Find fractions of amounts.

Day 3
Practise telling the time. Draw hands on clocks to show given times.

Mastery: Reasoning and Problem-Solving

  • Use only the numbers 5, 35 and 7 to make a different number sentence each time:
    ☐ x ☐ = 35
    ☐ x ☐ = ☐
    ☐ ÷ ☐ = ☐
  • Ajay has 70p in 10p coins. How many 10p coins does Ajay have?
  • Samar has 30p in 5p coins. How many 5p coins does Samar have?
  • Lucca has 18p in 2p coins. How many 2p coins does Lucca have?
  • Write the missing number to make this correct.
    1/4 of 16 = 1/2 of ☐
  • Demi had some cherries. She ate half of them. She had 11 cherries left. How many cherries did she start with?

Extra Support

This unit has no separate Extra Support activities.