Mastering Number at Reception and KS1
We follow the NCETM Mastering Number programme in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children . The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future. Reception deliver the Mastering Number programme as part of their daily Maths lesson, combined with Master the Curriculum resources and Year 1 and 2 deliver this programme in addition to their White Rose lessons.
Times Tables Rock Stars
Every child in KS2 has a Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) account and we encourage children to regularly access this app/website to support their fluency and accuracy with multiplication tables.
The following are the expectations with regards to children learning their times tables:
- By the end of year 2, all children need to learn their 2x, 5x and 10x tables fluently.
- By the end of year 3, all children need to continue to practise their 2x, 5x and 10x tables but to also learn their 3x, 4x and 8x tables.
- By the end of year 4, children should learn the 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12 x tables so that they able able to recall multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. For example, 7 x 6 = 42. Also 42 ÷ 7 = 6. All children sit the National Multiplication Tables Check at the end of Year 4.
- Throughout Year 5 and 6, children need to practise and consolidate their knowledge of multiplication facts and the associated division skills – they need to maintain their speed and accuracy for both multiplication and division and then link this knowledge to areas such as finding fractions of amounts and working out percentages.
Multiplication Tables Check
In Year 4, children will take a Multiplication tables check in the summer term which tests the children on their times tables. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help us to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided. It is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions and they will have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. More information can be found on the Y4 Class Blog Site.
Everyday Maths A document to help at home.