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Leighton Primary School

Year 2 - Math Expectations


-Count forward and backward in 2, 5, 3 and 10s

-Know place value of all 2 digit numbers

-Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

-Compare and order numbers 0-100 and beyond.

-Know and use >, < and =

-Read and write numbers to 100 (in words and numbers).

-Use place value and number facts to solve problems.

Addition and Subtraction

-Solve problems using pictures and mental methods (link to measure)

-Know addition and subtraction facts to 20 – use these to know facts to 100.

-Use pictures and mental methods to add and subtract

    -2 digit & 1 digit

    -2 digit & 10s

    -2 digit and 2 digit

    -3 unit numbers

-Know + can be done in any order and – can not

-Use inverse to check answers

-Solve problems in context

Multiplication and Division

-Know odd and even numbers and their relationship to 2x table.

-Know 2, 3, 5 and 10 x tables.

-Know x and ÷ facts for 2, 3, 5 and 10 x tables.

-Use inverse to check answers

-Know x can be done in any order and ÷ can not

-Solve problems using repeated addition, mental methods, x and ÷ facts, pictures and arrays.

-Solve problems in context.


-Recognise, find, name and write 1/3 ¼ ¾ ½  of length, shape, set of objects or quantity.

-Write simple fractions for example ½ of 6 is 3 and recognise equivalent fractions.

-Know fractions on a number line e.g 1 ½ 1 ¼ etc.

-Add fractions and wholes using pictures and shapes e.g 1 ½ + 2 ¼


-Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length and height in any direction (m/cm), Mass (kg/g), Temp (oC), Capacity (l/ml) to the nearest unit using correct equipment.

-Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record this using < > =

-Recognise and use symbols for £ and P

-Combine amounts of money to make a given value.

-Find different combination s of coins that equal the same amount.

-Solve simple problems in practical context involving + and – of money of the same unit, including giving change.

-Compare and sequence intervals of time.

-Tell, draw on and write the time ro five mins. Including half and quarter past and quarter to.

-Know the number of mins in a hour and number of hours in a day.


-To identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line.

-Identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces.

-Identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes

-Compare and sort common 2d and 3d shapes and everyday objects.

-Handel and name a wide variety of 2D and 3D shapes and identify properties.

-Read and write names of shapes.

-Draw lines and shapes using a straight line.

Position and Direction

-Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.

-Use correct vocab 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 ¾ turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise)

-Use movements in context (giving instructions, programming etc)

-Right angles


-Interpret, record, collate, organise, compare 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.

-Use many to one pictograms (e.g 1 pic = 2, 5 or 10)