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In Maths there are some very important skills which we will be practising all the time to get better and better at!

  • Counting to 100 and beyond - and being able to write those numbers correctly. 

  • Counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s forwards and backwards

  • Recalling the 2x, 5x and 10x tables in both multiplication (e.g. 4x5=) and division (e.g. 30÷5 =) forms. 

  • Know the place value of each digit in numbers up to 100 and compare numbers using < and > 

  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100

  • add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:

    • a two-digit number and ones

    • a two-digit number and tens

    • two two-digit numbers

    • adding three one-digit numbers.


It is very important that we practise these skills regularly because we will be using them a lot over the year. The sooner we know them, the more confident we will be solving different problems. 


Here's some helpful tips for learning these skills.


Need to practise your number bonds?

Here's a fun song for you to practise your bonds to 10 to first. Can you find a pattern between bonds to 10 and 20?

Need to practise your times tables?

Here's a handy grid you can look at. 

If you want to practise but need to get moving, here's some videos from BBCSuper Movers to have some fun with!

2x table

5x table

10x table



Telling the time to 5 minutes 

Can you tell the time? It's a very important skill to learn and you will use it for the rest of your life! 

Here's a link to the BBC Supermovers video





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