Activities
Knowledge and understanding covered in Year 2 Fractions Programme of Study 
Activities 
A 
B 
C 
D 
Recognise fractions of shapes 




Write fractions 




Recognise fractions of a quantity 




Recognise equivalence of ^{2}⁄_{4} and ^{1}⁄_{2} 




Find fractions of objects 




This problem is a wonderful way to consolidate children's understanding of halving and halves. It also gives learners experience of mathematical proof.
In this article, Bernard Bagnall outlines suggestions for tasks which will help young children develop the concept of fractions
Activities B – Colouring halves and quarters of shapes
Colour a half of these shapes
Colour a quarter of each shape
Activities C – What fractions is shaded?
What fraction of each of these shapes is shaded
What are two ways we could write this fraction?
Activities D
Find the number.....
What is half of 12?
A half of 12 is _________
What is a third of 15?
A third of 15 is _________
What is a Quarter of 8?
A quarter of 8 is _________
What is two thirds of 9?
Two thirds of 9 is _________
What is three quarters of 24?
Three quarters of 24 is _________
From nrich, brings in doubling, halves and quarters in a very practical way using rods made from interlocking cubes. It gives children a practical context in which to explore simple multiplying and dividing, even if these particular terms are not used explicitly. It can provide a very useful context for introducing and using the vocabulary of halves and quarters.
Useful Resources
Powerpoint slides – Key Stage 1 Fractions
A series of powerpoint slides which can be used as starting points to a discussion. Slides are adapable
Powerpoint slides – Key Stage 1 Fractions – Misconceptions
A series of powerpoint slides which can be used to unpick misconceptions.
Powerpoint slides – Key Stage 1 Resources
Useful set of slides to cut and laminate to support the teaching of fractions.