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# Year 2

### We can read and write numbers up to 1000 in figures and in words.We can say and write numbers that have zero as a place holder.

#### What we are learning:

• Writing numbers in words as well as figures helps to support your child’s understanding of place value as well as how we say three-digit numbers correctly.
• Zero as a place holder can be ‘tricky’. Children will often write 1007 for one hundred and seven to begin with – this is very common. They write it as they say it – first they write the 100 and then they write the 7 on the end of this.
• Using bundles of straws in 100s, 10s and single straws will help your child to develop the understanding of zero as a place holder as they will be able to see that there are none in a particular place, e.g. 107 is one bundle of 100 straws, and 7 individual straws. There are no bundles of 10 straws needed.

#### Activity sheets

Activity sheet PDF

#### Activities you can do at home:

Using the bundles of straws – we now need to put together ten bundles of ten and secure these so that we have a bundle of one hundred. Lay out the bundle of 100 straws, 3 bundles of ten and five bundles of single straws (ones). Ask, How many straws are there? How did you work that out? Ask your child to write down the number of straws 135. Add some more tens and ask the same questions. Take away all the tens and ask the same questions. Try more examples where there are no tens and examples where there are no units. Each time ask your child to write the number. Model the writing as necessary.

Using the sheets below ask your child combine the numbers coloured in yellow on the place value chart and then ask them to write the number in figures and then in words. Use the vocabulary card to support the writing
of the numbers in words. Some of the examples on the place value chart are numbers with zero as a place holder.
Make sure that the child is saying the numbers clearly especially the ‘teen’ and ‘ty’ numbers.

#### Activity sheets

Activity sheet PDF

Activity sheet PDF

Can you write the number…..?
Can you read this number out loud and write it down?