Year 2 Block D – Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
The focuses of mathematics learning within this block are:
 Mental calculations: adding and subtracting 1digit number or multiple of 10 to/from a 2digit number
 Informal written calculations: adding and subtracting 1 and 2digit numbers
 Following and giving instructions for movement using mathematical language
 Solving problems involving numbers, money, measures or time
 Estimating, comparing and measuring lengths, weights and capacities
 Using units of time and reading time to the quarter hour
 Reading scales and interpreting the divisions
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 
Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication or division in contexts of numbers, measures or pounds and pence




Add or subtract mentally a onedigit number or a multiple of 10 to or from any twodigit number; use practical and informal written methods to add and subtract twodigit numbers 



Estimate, compare and measure lengths, weights and capacities, choosing and using standard units (m, cm, kg, litre) and suitable measuring instruments




Read the numbered divisions on a scale, and interpret the divisions between them (e.g. on a scale from 0 to 25 with intervals of 1 shown but only the divisions 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 numbered); use a ruler to draw and measure lines to the nearest centimetre




Use units of time (seconds, minutes, hours, days) and know the relationships between them; read the time to the quarter hour; identify time intervals, including those that cross the hour 



Recognise and use whole, half and quarter turns, both clockwise and anticlockwise; know that a right angle represents a quarter turn




Follow and give instructions involving position, direction and movement



