In mathematics this week, Year 2 children have been learning about subtraction. Children looked at different vocabulary such as: take away, subtraction, minus, difference… before focusing on subtracting a two-digit number from a two-digit number using a number line. Children had plenty of opportunities to use this strategy so they felt confident for the start of their work. Children jumped in 10s and 1s during the task. The number line is used to reinforce the concept of place value so children are aware that numbers that move up the line get bigger and if they move down the line they get smaller.