Year 2: Fractions

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 2 objectives.

Pupils should use additional fractions as operators on discrete and continuous quantities by solving problems using shapes, objects and quantities. They connect unit fractions to equal sharing and grouping, to numbers when they can be calculated, and to measures, finding fractions of lengths, quantity, a set of objects or shapes. They meet 3/4 as the first example of a non-unit fraction. 

Pupils should count in fractions up to 10, starting from any number and using the 1/2 and 2/4 equivalence on the number line (e.g. 11/4, 12/4 , (or 11/2), 13/4, 2). This reinforces the concept of fractions as numbers and that they can add up to more than one. 

Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
Write simple fractions e.g. 1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of two quarters and one half