Year 2 Block E – Securing number facts, relationships and calculating
The focuses of mathematics learning within this block are:
 Counting on and back from different numbers in 2s, 5s and 10s
 Building up the 2, 5, or 10 timestables
 Finding half, quarter and three quarters of shapes and sets of objects
 Doubles of numbers to 20 and corresponding halves
 Describing patterns and relationships involving numbers or shapes and testing examples that fit conditions
 Solving problems using counting, the four operations and doubling or halving in practical contexts, including measures or money
 Using the symbols +, −, ÷ and = to describe, record and interpret number sentences
 Multiplication as repeated addition and arrays
 Division as sharing and repeated subtraction (grouping)
The objectives for the block are listed in the table – the right hand column indicates how the objectives might be addressed in the units
Objectives 
Unit 1 
Unit 2 
Unit 3 
Identify and record the information or calculation needed to solve a puzzle or problem; carry out the steps or calculations and check the solution in the context of the problem




Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication or division in contexts of numbers, measures or pounds and pence




Present solutions to puzzles and problems in an organised way; explain decisions, methods and results in pictorial, spoken or written form, using mathematical language and number sentences




Represent repeated addition and arrays as multiplication, and sharing and repeated subtraction (grouping) as division; use practical and informal written methods and related vocabulary to support multiplication and division, including calculations with remainders




Use the symbols +, −, ×, ÷ and = to record and interpret number sentences involving all four operations; calculate the value of an unknown in a number sentence (e.g. ☐ ÷ 2 = 6, 30 − ☐ = 24)




Understand that halving is the inverse of doubling and derive and recall doubles of all numbers to 20, and the corresponding halves




Derive and recall multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 timestables and the related division facts; recognise multiples of 2, 5 and 10




Find one half, one quarter and three quarters of shapes and sets of objects



