KS1 Maths Curriculum | Year 2 Maths Resources

KS1 – Year 2 maths – New Curriculum

These are the types of maths questions that children aged 6 to 7 in year 2, should be able to answer.

Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward or backward
Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100;
use <, > and = signs
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
Use place value and number facts to solve problems
CALCULATIONS (+, –, ÷, ×)
Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:
- a two-digit number and ones
- a two-digit number and tens
- two two-digit numbers
- adding three one-digit numbers
Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, including:
- a two-digit number and ones
- a two-digit number and tens
- two two-digit numbers
- adding three one-digit numbers
Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and missing number problems
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 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
Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts
Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot
2 + 3 is the same as 3 + 2
4 ÷ 1 is not the same as 1 ÷ 4
Show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot

2 × 3 is the same as 3 × 2
4 – 1 is not the same as 1 – 4

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 e.g. 1/2 of 6 = 3
Recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2
Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
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
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
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.
Compare and sequence intervals of time
Know number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day
Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change
GEOMETRY shape properties
Compare and sort common 2-D and everyday objects.
Compare and sort common 3-D shapes and everyday objects.
Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and 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, e.g. circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid.
GEOMETRY position and direction
Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns.
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.