Year 2: week 1 (number knowledge and geometry)

This week we focus on number knowledge, sorting shapes into groups, and using mirror symmetry. 

This page suggests activities for each day. Click to download a printable PDF to help keep track of progress.


Day 1

Number knowledge

  • Go to the activity Before and After 1-100  (to practice knowledge of numbers from 1 to 100).
  • Start with numbers 1 to 20 but if these are too easy then use numbers greater than 20.

Geometry activity

Go to the activity Shape Shifter and follow the instructions, building understanding of shapes and simple fractions.


Day 2

Number knowledge

  • Go to the activity Skittles to help learn and recall the numbers pairs to 10.

Geometry activity

  • Go to the activity Folding lines and follow the instructions, exploring line (reflective) symmetry. 

Day 3

Number knowledge

  • Go to the activity Groupings to 10 and follow the instructions to further develop understanding and recall of the number pairs to 10.

Geometry activity

  • Leaf Lines (if the weather and environment permits)
    Go outside and collect leaves and then explore which have lines of symmetry and those which don’t. Create a tray displaying different leaves and use straws or string to show the lines of symmetry found.

OR

  • Take a pre-folded piece of paper (A4 or similar).
  • Dob paint splodges on one side of the paper.
    Next, fold the paper to create the matching pattern on the other side of the paper.
  • Write something to describe how both sides are the same or to say something about how you made the picture.

Day 4

Number knowledge

  • Go to the activity Pairs to 10 and follow the instructions to further develop understanding and recall of the number pairs to 10.

Geometry activity

  • Go to the problem solving activity The Folding Problem. 

  • Follow the teaching sequence that is included with the activity, using the extension suggestions if you need a greater challenge.

  • Explain your thinking to a family member as you work through the problem.

Day 5

Number knowledge

  • Choose a favourite number activity from this week and replay it today.

Geometry activity 

  • Go to the problem solving activity Mosaic shapes
  • Follow the teaching sequence that is included with the activity.
  • Talk about the features of the shapes (sides, side lengths, corners) as you work through the problem.