In year 2, we use lots of hands on practical equipment to help children become secure with number. Our main tool is base 10, as this can also be drawn, to help children with a range of concepts. During spring 1 we will be looking at multiplication and division and statistics. When working with multiplication and division children are encouraged to use arrays to support learning.
We will also be completing a number bond challenge once a week and an arithmetic paper, to help children build speed and to promote rapid recall. Children also have access to numbots both in school and at home which is a tool designed to help build recall.
Throughout all of our lessons children will be challenged and be involved in lots of problem solving and reasoning, this means that children are able to challenge themselves if they feel confident to do so. Children can then practise these skills in our maths area.