The National Curriculum for Mathematics in Year 2. Hover over blue text to see non-statutory examples.
A document highlighting the difference between the new curriculum and the 2006 primary framework blocks can be downloaded from here.
- Ma2/2.1 Number & Place Value
- Ma2/2.2 Addition & Subtraction
- Ma2/2.3 Multiplication & Division
- Ma2/2.4 Fractions
- Ma2/3.1 Measurement
- Ma2/3.2 Properties of Shapes
- Ma2/3.3 Position & Direction
- Ma2/4.1 Statistics
Ma2/2.1 Number & Place Value
Ma2/2.1a count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in 10s from any number, forward and backward
Ma2/2.1b recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (10s, 1s)
Ma2/2.1c identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
Ma2/2.1d compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
Ma2/2.1e read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
Ma2/2.1f use place value and number facts to solve problems.
Ma2/2.2 Addition & Subtraction
Ma2/2.2a solve problems with addition and subtraction:
Ma2/2.2b recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
Ma2/2.2c add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:
Ma2/2.2d show that addition of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot
Ma2/2.2e recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.
Ma2/2.3 Multiplication & Division
Ma2/2.3a recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
Ma2/2.3b calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
Ma2/2.3c show that multiplication of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of 1 number by another cannot
Ma2/2.3d solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.
Ma2/2.4a recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
Ma2/2.4b write simple fractions, for example 1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2.
Ma2/3.1a 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
Ma2/3.1b compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
Ma2/3.1c recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value
Ma2/3.1d find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
Ma2/3.1e solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change
Ma2/3.1f compare and sequence intervals of time
Ma2/3.1g 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.
Ma2/3.1h know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day
Ma2/3.2 Properties of Shapes
Ma2/3.2a identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line
Ma2/3.2b identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces
Ma2/3.2c identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes
Ma2/3.2d compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects.
Ma2/3.3 Position & Direction
Ma2/3.3a order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
Ma2/4.1a interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables
Ma2/4.1b ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity
Ma2/4.1c ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.