We will be using the Maths No Problem scheme of work to teach maths this year.
This small step approach allows children to really understand and explore the maths to master and understand it at a greater depth. Children will be taught to, and encouraged to, represent numbers and problems in a variety of ways; using resources, pictures and numbers themselves. There will be an opportunity during every lesson for the children to complete an extra challenge which will be taken from the greater depth section of the year 2 maths curriculum - linked to the topic learning in maths at that time.
During autumn 1 we will be focusing on ensuring the children have a firm understanding of number. We will be looking at place value, ordering, comparing and patterns. This leads into our section unit which focuses on addition and subtraction which allows children to apply their understand of number to solve number based problems.
During Autumn 2, we will be focusing on understanding for 4 different operations (+, -, x and ÷). The children will learn a variety of methods allowing them to find the one that suits them best. They will also complete daily arithmetic activities to ensure previously taught information is reviewed and not forgotten.
During the Spring term, we will begin our work on fractions. Children will learn key vocabulary, understand how to read and identify fractions on both shape and amounts. We will then begin looking at 2.D and 3.D shape where the children will explore the names and properties. There will also be an opportunity for children to challenge and extend their understanding using our deeper learning challenges which provide children with opportunities to solve problems and apply their knowledge. Again, we will be taking part in regular arithmetic activities which ensures children remember and continue to use their taught methods for +, -, x and ÷.
During the summer term the children will be looking at time;reading clock faces, demonstrating times on a clock face and understanding key terminology and vocabulary. As well as this we will be looking at measures, with a particular focus on reading scales. We will continue to use out arithmetic time to revisit taught skills and to ensure children remain confident with their number skills.