We follow a maths mastery approach at St. George's and as such, we are spending time securing knowledge and understanding of the mathematical concepts we have previously mastered before moving onto new learning. When we are secure in the Year 2 concepts, we will move on to incorporating more complex ideas into our lessons, always drawing on previous learning in order to make connections. The aim is to become fluent in number facts, be able to represent what we know in many different ways and make links between areas of knowledge - thus becoming Maths Masters!
At St. George's, we believe everyone can master maths.
With hard work and encouragement, we can all achieve!

This term's learning (Spring 2 2024):

This term, we will contine to focus on Spine 2 2.7. After finishing, we will focus on Spine 1.21 and Spines 3.1 and 3.2

These are our teaching points for these units of learning. Please find Knowledge Organisers to download at the bottom of each page.

Spine 1.21AlgorthimsColumn Subtraction

Teaching points

  • Teaching point 1: One number can be subtracted from another using an algorithm called ‘column subtraction’; the digits of the minuend and subtrahend must be aligned correctly; the algorithm is applied working from the least significant digit (on the right) to the most significant digit (on the left). 

Spine 3.1 

Preparing for fractions: the part-whole relationship

Teaching points

  • Teaching point 1: Any element of a whole is a part; if a whole is defined, then a part of this whole can be defined.


  • Teaching point 2: A whole can be divided into equal parts or unequal parts.


  • Teaching point 3: The relative size of parts can be compared.


  • Teaching point 4: If one of the equal parts and the number of equal parts are known, these can be used to construct the whole.

  • Teaching point 2: If there is an insufficient number of any unit to subtract from in a given column, we must exchange from the column to the left.


Spine 3.2

Unit Fractions: Identifyng, Representing and Comparing


Teaching points

  • Teaching point 1: A whole can be divided into any number of equal parts.


  • Teaching point 2: Fraction notation can be used to describe an equal part of the whole. One equal part of a whole is called a unit fraction. Each unit fraction has a name.


  • Teaching point 3: Fractional notation can be applied to represent one part of a whole in different contexts.


  • Teaching point 4: Equal parts do not need to look the same.


  • Teaching point 5: Unit fractions can be compared and ordered by looking at the denominator. The greater the denominator, the smaller the fraction.


  • Teaching point 6: If the size of a unit fraction is known, the size of the whole can be worked out by repeated addition of that unit fraction.







I will set Mathletics homework each week. It will be set on FRIDAY and will be due the next TUESDAY. It will usually always complement the work we are doing in class. Children, please feel free to do extra if you wish to challenge yourselves!
Parents, for help using Mathletics please follow the link below:
Children, if you don't understand something, click the 'i' in the top-tight corner. This will give you an explanation if you follow the arrows on the right.

Times Table Rockstars

The children will have log ins for Times Tables Rockstars. Please make sure you support your child in learning their times tables each week.
Make sure you challenge each other!

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