Mathematics / Numeracy

Times tables

These are a crucial tool in a child's mathematical success.  We encourage the ongoing learning of times tables by encouraging the children to achieve the following times tables awards:
Bronze:  2x  5x 10x
Silver:  3x  4x  6x
Gold:  7x  8x  9x
Platinum:  11x  12x  13x
Diamond:  two sets of playing cards turned over in turn and multiplied together
The children are given two minutes to answer 40 random calculations – using playing cards to generate the calculations

Progression in Calculations

These documents outline the progression in mental calculations for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Each document includes:
  • Key principles for each operation that children should understand;
  • Effective models and images to enhance the learning of each operation;
  • Development of key vocabulary for each operation, from Year 1 through to Year 6;
  • Core mental skills and strategies that all children should learn in each year group from Year 1 to Year 6;
  • Enhanced mental skills and strategies that some children could learn in order to make their mental skills more efficient from Year 1 to Year 6;
  • Essential prerequisite skills for each of the core and enhanced mental strategies