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Year 2 tasks

Click to read about the purpose of the tasks below (show purpose).

We suggest that you ask your child what kinds of things they have been doing in maths at school, and select a task from this menu.

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Helping hands (PDF, 256KB) Count forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Memory tens (PDF, 361KB)Learn your addition facts to ten.
Dicing ten (PDF, 415KB)Learn your addition facts to ten.
Keep the difference (PDF, 382KB)Work out the difference between two numbers in your head.
Left overs (PDF, 455KB)Understand how to share things equally.
Cover up kiwi: addition (PDF, 614KB) Practise basic addition facts.
Create 50 (PDF, 342KB) Practise adding numbers to 50.


It's a problem (PDF, 378KB) Show how you can record the ways you solve problems.
Creature patterns (PDF, 409KB) Make and describe simple animal patterns.


Follow me (PDF, 388KB) Practise using and following words to describe position and movement.
Shape shifter (PDF, 219KB)Recognise and sort common shapes.


Hands high (PDF, 346KB) Measure lengths by counting 'how many' of a familiar object.
Coat hangar balance (PDF, 726KB) Make and use a simple balance.
How many glassfuls? (PDF, 548KB) Estimate and measure capacity.
Which holds more cups? (PDF, 697KB) Compare capacity of containers.


Who will win? (PDF, 1.2MB) Explore probability ideas in snakes and ladders.