The children in Year 2 have really impressed us with how dedicated and disciplined they are when completing their arithmetic morning work. They are becoming so much quicker and much more confident at answering addition and subtraction calculations within 10. In Year 2 we are going to teach the children lots of mental maths strategies to help them 'calculate not count'. The first of these will be spotting number bonds to ten. If they see 7 + 3 for example they should automatically notice this as a number bond to ten and know the answer without having to count on their fingers. We will occasionally send home examples of the children's morning work sheets so you can see the kinds of calculations they are practising in class.