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Key Stage 2 – Mathematics

Download Sample Lesson PdfThe WES Maths course uses a structured Maths scheme throughout supported by additional material which ensures a broad and balanced range of activities. Emphasis in the Numeracy Strategy in all the key stages is on extending number work and developing a range of mental methods for calculation.

At all stages children are encouraged to choose and make use of knowledge, skills and understanding being developed at the appropriate level, and to apply them to practical real-life problems as well as mathematical situations. Children begin to grasp mathematical language, using it to talk about their methods and explain their reasoning when solving problems.

Below are some of the areas that children will be learning to do in key stage 2:


  • count on and back in tens or hundreds from any 2 or 3 digit number
  • recognise patterns and  use these to make predictions
  • recognise prime numbers to 20 and square numbers up to 10 x 10
  • use correctly the symbols < and >
  • multiply and divide by 100
  • multiply and divide decimals by 10 or 100
  • understand simple fractions, recognise equivalence between fractions and decimals
  • find percentages of whole numbers and solve simple problems involving ratio
  • round numbers with 1 or 2 decimal places to nearest tenth, convert between centimetres and millimetres, millimetres and metres etc
  • find remainders after division
  • understand use of brackets to determine the order of operations
  • recall all addition and subtraction facts for numbers up to 20
  • recall multiplication facts to 10 x 10
  • add and subtract numbers up to 10000

Shape, Space and Measure

  • recognise right angles, perpendicular and parallel lines, know that angles are measured in degrees
  • know sum of the angles of a triangle add up to 180 degrees
  • locate and draw shapes using co-ordinates to locate positions
  • measure and draw acute, obtuse and right angles
  • read the time from analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks
  • use units of time – seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks
  • find perimeters of simple shapes, find areas of rectangles using formula

Handling data

  • solve problems using data
  • use precise mathematical language
  • interpret tables, lists and charts
  • develop understanding of probability