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Year 2 New Curriculum

Year 2 New Curriculum



Maths Year 2 Objectives from the New Curriculum (Statutory)


Number & 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 & 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 & 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.  
Number: Fractions  
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, 1/6 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 (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  
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 Shapes  
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).