Second Class


We use Mathematics in many areas of our lives every day. Being able to work out how many? How often? Or how heavy things are is important. Can we afford to buy something? Can we fit something into a particular space? These are all daily tasks we undertake which are dependent on our mathematical abilities. Mathematics is an important core curriculum subject and an important life skill for children to develop. The more we (staff and parents) can do to help the children to develop their mathematical skills and to enhance the experience the better for them. Our Maths Curriculum is based on a spiral approach to teaching and learning. This means that topics are revisited from year to year and previous knowledge is extended and build upon. The following information will help you to help your child and will give you an insight into the curriculum at your child’s level. If you should require more information about the Maths curriculum or want clarification on any matter please contact your child’s teacher.

There are 5 stands in the Primary School Maths Curriculum:
  • Number – counting, addition, Subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fractions etc.
  • Algebra Number patterns
  • Measures  – Length, weight, capacity, time, money
  • Shape & Space  – 2D & 3D shapes, Angles
  • Data  –  Understanding & interpreting, Making chart & Graphs
  • Addition and Subtraction Tables
  • Read, write numbers 0 100, put them in order – What number comes after 19, before 139?
  •  Understand the value of numbers, for example,  – the 4 in 54 means 4 units, and 3 in 31 means 3 tens, 1 in 128 means 1 hundred etc.
  •  Counting backwards and forwards.
  • Recognise patterns in numbers including odd and even numbers
  • Sort and name 2D shapes and 3D shapes.
  • Read time in hours and half-hours. Use a calendar to find birthday, workday, how many weeks/days to Christmas
  • Data – reading information from bar graph/pictogram.
  • Estimating answers to sums by getting “rough answer” first, for example, 42+49 42 is close to 40, 29 is close to 30, so 40 + 30 = 70 so the answer is near 70.