Heathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0JQ
Our Year 2 mathematicians started off Autumn term by building on their existing knowledge of counting backwards and forwards within a hundred. The children spent time working on place value to secure their understanding of tens and ones. They thoroughly enjoyed representing numbers to a hundred using a range of concrete objects such as Dienes and Numicon. The children were also introduced to the formal methods of addition and subtraction. They practised fluency and reasoning questions and were encouraged to used their knowledge to justify their responses. Number bonds and timetables are an important aspect of mathematics and our students have devoted a considerable time practising them in order to become fluent.