Maths at Home

Here at BRW, we want to ensure that all pupils feel confident in and have a true enjoyment of maths. Part of this involves having a secure knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division facts; in particular, an instant recall of times tables.

To achieve this, your help at home is vital. Practise makes perfect and simply spending five minutes a day going over some multiplication and division facts with your child will make a world of difference when it comes to learning maths in class.

In class, children use these facts in all parts of maths: mental and written calculations, fractions, percentages, ratio, proportion, algebra and most importantly, reasoning and problem-solving. Being fluent in their multiplication and division facts will make a real difference to their self-esteem in maths, and so their confidence when they go out into the real world and need to call upon their maths skills!

To ensure this happens, we have a list of times table requirements for each year group below, along with a range of resources and activities that you could try with your child at home. Just click on the document! You will see that FS and Year 1 do not have any multiplication and division requirements, but children in these year groups are required to know particular addition, subtraction and counting facts. These provide the foundations for future multiplication and division.

Remember, a ‘little and often’ approach is best! And please do share the creative ways you already learn number facts with your child on our maths blog page too.

Finally, thank you for your ongoing support in making the learning at BRW the very best for our children.

Year Group Requirements

FS – 1 more and 1 less; add and subtract single-digit numbers; doubling and halving single-digit numbers.

Yr 1 – count in multiples of 2, 5, 10; number bonds and subtraction facts within 20.

Yr 2 – count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward or backward; recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100; recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10s.

Yr 3 – count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number; recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

Yr 4 – count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000; recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.

Yr 5 – identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers; establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19; squaring and cubing numbers; apply multiplication and division facts to multiples of numbers e.g. 6 x 7 = 42, so 60 x 70 =… 420 ÷ 6 = ….

Yr 6 – all of the above.

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