The key focus of mathematics in Year 2 is to ensure your child develops confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. They will use practical resources, pictures and diagrams to develop their understanding of the four operations of + – x ÷ and to problem solve. They will learn to identify and find fractions of amounts, work with money and measures, including telling the time and learning number facts to 20 by heart, for example 15 + 3 = 18, 3 + 15 = 18, 18 – 3 = 15, 18 – 15 = 3. By the end of Year 2 they should have memorised and be fluent in their 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.
Your child will be formally assessed in May to monitor their development during KS1. They will be assessed as working towards the expected standard, working at the expected standard or working at greater depth within the expected standard set nationally.