Year 2 KO Reference b
Count on and back in ones from any small number, and in tens
from and back to zero.
2. Carry on counting in ones : 3 4 5 …
12. Count back in ones : 8 7 …
22. Count on in tens : 4 14 …
Count on, count back, ones, tens, zero, next number/number after/number
What do you notice when counting on in tens?
What helps you to count forward/back?
Revise numbers and practise number formation.
Recognising and identifying numerals in the range 0 to 100.
Use of whiteboards to form numbers, counting on/back.
Use of 100 square/number lines to count on/back.
Counting objects (real objects, items in the school grounds etc).
Counting around the group – in ones, tens.
Counting on/back, from different starting numbers
Use of number fans – group to start at a number, with each child showing the
Counting money – using 1p (counting in 1s), 10p coins (counting in 10s).
Ordering numbers – e.g. 5, 9, 0, 14, 2, 6, 20 or 30, 90, 10, 80, 60 …
Daily activities e.g. dates on the calendar, writing/changing the date on the
Counting back or in tens for Hide & Seek.
Counting whilst skipping, catching & throwing.
Pegging numbers on the clothes line.
Use of 100 square with numbers blanked out – ones or tens; pupils to fill in
the missing gaps.
Completing sequences – counting on/back.
Worksheets involving counting on/back.
Laminated number lines with missing numbers.
Dot to dots – in ones or in tens.
If the group or individuals have produced good work on their whiteboards,
photocopy them and stick their work in their workbooks.
Maths Pack 1 : Number line, Horizontal Drag Stick.
Primary Games Volume 1 : Spooky Sequences (very good)
… includes counting on/back in 1s, 10s etc.
Primary Games Volume 2 : Splat Squares, Give the Dog a Bone.
See www.infant-resources.co.uk/ for worksheets - 1 more, 1 less. (Pupils are
asked to complete strips of numbers – 1 more, 1 less).
NNS ITP : ‘Counting on and back’ and ‘Number grid’
Number songs and rhymes.
Estimating and counting in the school grounds – counting objects, carrying on
counting or counting backwards.
Snakes and Ladders
A Maths Sack would be useful to develop this learning objective. This could
contain a selection of board/dice games, number lines, 100 square. Some 100
squares with missing numbers could be included for the pupils to complete at
home. Parents can be asked to help with the making of these sacks. An
evaluation sheet for parents could be useful – what they enjoyed using, what
else they would like to be included etc.