Year 2

  • counts forward up to 20
  • counts backwards from 20
  • counts reliably up to 20 everyday objects
  • counts on and back in ones from any small number 
  • counts in tens from and back to zero 
  • compares two numbers and says which is more or less 
  • gives a number that lies between two other numbers
  • says the number that is one less/more than any given number (restricted to 1-30)
  • says the number that is 10 less/more than any given number (1-30)
  • gives sensible estimates of a number of objects
  • orders a set of numbers to at least 20 and positions them on a number line
  • knows by heart all the pairs of numbers that make up 10 
  • knows the corresponding substraction facts of the pairs of numbers that make up 10
  • knows by heart all the pairs of numbers that make up 5
  • knows the corresponding substraction facts of the pairs of numbers that make up 5
  • uses known number facts and place-value to add/substract a pair of numbers mentally within the range 0 to at least 20 including bridging through 10
  • begins to use and understand the vocabulary related to length, mass and capacity 
  • is able to compare two lengths
  • is able to compare two masses
  • is able to compare two capacities
  • knows the days of the week in either English or Maltese
  • knows the seasons of the year in either English or Maltese
  • reads the time to the hour on analogue clocks
  • uses everyday language to describe features such as number of faces, edges and corners of familiar 3-D shapes (cube, cuboid, cylinder and cone)
  • uses everyday language to describe features such as number of faces, edges and corners of familiar 2-D shapes (square, rectangle, circle, triangle and pentagon)
  • solves problems by sorting and classifying
  • starts to use mental strategies to solve simple problems set in ‘real life’, money or measurements contexts, using counting, addition, substraction, halving/doubling
  • works out how to pay an exact sum using smaller coins