Reception and Year 1
In Reception and Year 1, children will be given weekly mathematical games to play at home to support their learning. These games will be practical, using everyday materials readily available at home. Parents/ carers are expected to play the mathematical games with their children, talking about the activities and asking questions as they play.
In addition to these practical games, children in Reception and Year 1 should also play an online number game called NumBots for 10 minutes at least 4 times per week. Children have a username and password to login and access NumBots (https://numbots.com). NumBots is a fun game that focuses purely on developing children’s fluency and understanding of the number system, which is an essential skill for all children.
By the end of Year 1, children should be fluent in their mental recall of number bonds to 10 and 20 (for example 8+2=10, 10-5=5, 17+3=20, 20-6=14)
Years 1 to Year 6
Children in Year 1 to Year 6 will be sent weekly maths homework via our online platform MyMaths.co.uk. Children have a username and password to login and access the homework set by the class teacher. Follow the link below to access My Maths:
Use the login and password below to gain access to the Edmonton County portal in which pupils can then log in using their own personal login details.
Websites that include a variety of mathematical games for all age ranges:
Years 2 to 6 – Times Tables
In Year 2 children will start learning and recalling multiplication and division facts (times tables). This is an essential skill for all children. The ability to recall these facts quickly enables children to answer related questions with ease.
The expectation of times tables knowledge in each Year Group is as follows:
Year 2: 2x, 5x, 10x and related ÷ facts
Year 3: 3x, 4x, 8x and related ÷ facts
Year 4: 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x, 12x and related ÷ facts
Year 5 and Year 6: Consolidation of all x and ÷ facts up to 12x 12 and effective use of this knowledge across the maths curriculum, for example using x and ÷ to solve problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages.
In addition to their online My Maths homework, children in Year 2 to Year 6 should also play an online times tables game called Times Tables Rock Stars for 10 minutes at least 4 times per week. Children have a username and password to login and access Times Tables Rock Stars (https://ttrockstars.com/). Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) is a fun game that focuses purely on developing children’s fluency and understanding of multiplication and division facts.
By the end of Year 4, children should be fluent in their mental recall of multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. In Year 4 children will complete the Multiplication Tables Check. This is a national statutory assessment for year 4 pupils. Please use this link for further information about the Multiplication Tables Check.
Below are some websites with a specific times table focus:
Please remember that there are lot of opportunities to help your child with maths when you are out and about in daily life, for example you could ask for your child’s help in telling the time or adding up the shopping bill and working out change. Comparing prices in shops, keeping a record of how much money you’ve spent and weighing food are all good opportunities to use maths at home. There are also lots of games you can make or adapt at home, like bingo, snap and pairs with number cards. For children in Key Stage 2 you could help them with understanding percentages through looking at discounts and special offers in shops.
For children in Years 5 and 6, if possible, purchase a revision guide to help them consolidate their learning at home. Lett’s, Rising Stars and CPG revision guides and question books are particularly useful. For more information, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Please click the link at the top of this page to view our Mathematics Calculation Policy.