Maths in Years 1 and 2

Children in Year 1 and 2 at Discovery, will begin to learn written methods for all four calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). In Year 1, children work within numbers to 20 and in Year 2 it is with numbers under 100.  Children learn to recall and use the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 timestables. Videos to show how each calculation is taught in Year 1 and 2 are provided below. Additionally in Year 2 children learn written methods for finding 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 and 3/4 of a number under 100 (with no reminders).

By the end of Year 2, all children should be able to recognise and know the value of different denominations of notes and coins. Additionally, in Year 2 children will learn how to solve two-step problems to find change from £1. For example; I bought a toy car for 45p and a sweet for 19p. How much change do I get from £1?

The names of a range of 2D and 3D shapes are taught as well as identifying and describing their properties. Children also  learn how to compare and sort different 2D and 3D shapes.

Reasoning and problem solving skills are embedded within each lesson. Children are challenged to apply newly learnt concepts and their mathematical reasoning in real life problems and higher order questioning.