Cheriton Primary School

Year 2 Maths

In year 2 it is our aim that all children meet the following expectation:


  • 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 – ones and tens.
  • Identify represent and estimate numbers using different representations including number lines.
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100 and 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.


  • Solve problems with addition and subtraction – using concrete objects and pictorial representations.
  • Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts to 100.
  • Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally including:
  • A two-digit numbers and ones.
  • A two-digit numbers and tens
  • Two two-digit numbers
  • Adding three one-digit numbers.
  • Know that the 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.


  • Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3,1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.
  • Write simple fractions for example 1/2 of 6 = 3
  • Recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2
  • Count in fractions up to 10 starting from any number and using the1/2.


  • Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (l/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.
  • Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results usingand =
  • Recognise and use symbols £ for r pounds and P for pence; combine amounts to make particular values
  • Find different combinations of coins to make the same value.
  • Solve 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 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.


  • Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line.
  • Name a wide variety of 2-D and 3-d shapes; quadrilaterals and polygons, cuboids, prisms and cones.
  • Draw lines using a straight edge.
  • Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes including the number of edges, vertices and faces.
  • Identify the 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes e.g. circle on a cylinder.
  • Compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects.
  • Use mathematical vocabulary to describe movement, position and direction, including in a straights line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn in terms of right angles (quarter of a turn), hald and three quarter turns relating to clockwise and anticlockwise.


  • 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.
  • Record, interpret, collate, organise and compare information. 

Vocabulary / language

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