English — Year 2
The following is an outline of the English curriculum covered in Year 2.
- Stories with a familiar setting: Children write a variety of descriptive pieces set in familiar places such as school and home.
- Instructional texts: A very practical unit focusing on the features, language and layout of instructions.
- Performance Poetry: Children study rhythm, rhyme and explore a selection of poems designed to be performed to an audience.
- Traditional stories: Focused around a range of traditional tales such as the Three Little Pigs and Cinderella. The unit culminates with children writing their own ending to a traditional story.
- Explanation texts with a cross-curricular link to our Geography Rainforest topic. We create rainforerst booklets with a contents page, index glossary and much more.
- Different stories by the same author: The author is Francesca Simon and we focus on the Horrid Henry stories and end the unit by writing our own versions.
- Nonsense poems: Children create silly rhymes and rhythms.
- Seaside stories linked to the Seaside Rock end of Key Stage 1 production.
Mathematics — Year 2
Number and Place Value
- Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward
- Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)
- Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
- Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
- Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
- Use place value and number facts to solve problems
Addition and Subtraction
- Solve problems with addition and subtraction:
- Using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures
- Applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
- Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
- Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:
- A two-digit number and ones
- A two-digit number and tens
- Two two-digit numbers
- Adding three one-digit numbers
- Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot
- Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems
Multiplication and Division
- Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
- Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
- Show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot
- Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.
- Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, ¼, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
- Write simple fractions for example, ½ of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2
- Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
- Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
- Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence ℗; combine amounts to make a particular value
- Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
- Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change
- Compare and sequence intervals of time
- Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
- Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.
Geometry — Properties of a Shape
- Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line
- Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces
- Identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid]
- Compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects
Geometry — Position and Direction
- Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
- Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).
- Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables
- Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity
- Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.