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In P2 much of our Numeracy is practical. We support our practical activities and teaching using powerpoints, visuals, worksheets and the New Heinemann Maths Scheme. We have sent home the booklets that the children use in class and any other resources will be uploaded or linked in here. Books include, Addition to 10 / Subtraction / Numbers to 20 / Money and Shape, Measure and Handling Data.

You may find that some booklets have more work completed that others. This is because we also follow lines of progression set out by the SELB. We introduce and teach concepts in a certain order, so we would appreciate it if you would only complete the activities we list each week. 


Mental Maths

Can be completed anywhere! Try thinking outside the box during the day asking questions or drawing children's attention to mathematical concepts such as "how many knives and forks do we need to set the table?" "what time is it now?" "what shape is that cereal box?"

It is also a good idea to start your numeracy session with a 10 minute mental maths round of questions which are to be thought over in their head and verbally answered. If the answers are wrong talk over why and explain. You will be able to gauge your child's ability quickly but start off easy eg counting 20/30/40 and so on, numbers before/after, doubles up to 10 (eg 1+1   2+2) 2D/3D shape hunt, adding/taking away 1, 2, 3 up to 20, number stories (we often talk about 'all the ways to make a number' children will be familiar with this and there are examples of completed work in the addition booklet) time -o'clock and half past (I will link making a clock below), problem solving (we will list ideas for this in due course).

Activity 1

Starter - Counting in two's forward and backward to 10 and/or 20 from different starting points (even numbers-a number that can be divided in half or a number that can be split)


Make a set of number cards 1-10 *remember to add an extra 5. You select a card and your child has to select another one to make 10. Discuss and follow up with page 16 and 17 Addition to 10 booklet.


Activity 2

Starter - Sing a number song together eg five little monkeys/1 2 3 4 5 once I caught a fish


Write 0 1 2 3 4 5 out on a blank page. Place a counter or other marker at 5. Ask What is 5 take away 2? Check the children's answers by using a finger to count back in ones. Start at five, jump back two, the answer is three. Record underneath as 5-2=3. Repeat for 5-1, 5-0, 5-5, 5-4, 5-3 then move the counter to 4 and follow and record the same way. Also show children what it looks like on their fingers to have five, take away one and see what the answer is. Dicuss and follow up with pg 5 Subtraction booklet.


Activty 3

Starter- Counting in twos forward and backwards to 10 and/or 20 from different starting points (odd numbers). Below is a good way of revising over odd numbers.


Follow up with pg16 Numbers to 20 booklet


Activity 4

Revise o'clock and half past times. Use this link to print off a clock and play games with each other 'show me 5 o'clock' 'what time is this?'

Introduce digital time by watching this powerpoint, take it slow and go over any parts your child may be finding to understand. This is new learning so it may take more explanation on your part...

Follow up with pg 23 and 24 Shape, Measure and Data Handling booklet


Activity 5

Start off with a little tune in to subtraction eg Hold up eight fingers, ask how many fingers? I am going to take away two fingers. How many will be left? Repeat for other numbers of fingers.


Money frame 1p/2p less / £1/£2 less (see teaching below)




Follow up pg 4 Money Booklet