Maths is big part of Year 2 and will be taught for an hour each day. The focus for maths lessons will be fluency – learning and practicing new skills, reasoning and problem solving – applying the skills to solve real life situations and problems. We will start by looking at number and place value and move to addition and subtraction, working with money and then develop our multiplication and division knowledge.
Children in year 2 are expected to know the multiplication facts in the 2x, 5x and 10x tables and the related division facts. It is important that they know the facts off by heart as this will help them with more complex mental calculations.
From September, children will practise the following basic number and counting skills. They need to know them by heart and be able to apply them to their maths work. Children need to practise these facts at home to reinforce learning from school to help them become fluent.
Below are the national curriculum objectives we will be covering along with guidelines on learning times tables and details of the basic number skills that each child needs to know.
National Curriculum Objective 
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Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words. 

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. 

Use place value and number facts to solve problems. 

Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward. 
National Curriculum Objective 
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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 twodigit number and ones; a twodigit number and tens; two twodigit numbers; adding three onedigit numbers. 

Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot. 

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. 

Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems 
National Curriculum Objective 
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Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); 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. 
National Curriculum Objective 
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Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.


Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (x), division (÷) and equals (=) sign.


Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.


Show that the multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot. 
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