Northern Ireland

Skills available for Northern Ireland primary 2 maths curriculum

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Understanding Number

Counting and Number Recognition

Understanding Money


Shape and Space


  • Explore freely properties of a range of materials and one/two/three property collections, respond to questions about the arrangements

  • Sort collections of random materials, for example, cutlery, collections of autumn fruits, sorting boxes and talk about the arrangements

  • Sort for one criterion using one-property materials, talk about the arrangement

  • Sort for one criterion using two-property collections, re-sort for the second criterion, explain their work

  • Sort for one criterion using three/four-property collections, find the various possibilities, explain their work

  • Partition sets into subsets in preparation for exploring components of number

Patterns and Relationships