Infographic: Mastery Ideas to try at home: Transcript below
Transcription: Mastery Activity Ideas to try at home
  1. Use practical opportunities for adding in everyday situations. For example; counting the fruit in a fruit bowl. '"There are three apples and two bananas. How many peices of fruit altogether?
  2. White down numbers which add together to make a given total.
  3. Draw part whole models to show the different ways of making...
  4. Find missing numbers. "I have 8 buttons altogether. I have 3 buttons in my right hand, how many in my left hand?"

Reception to Year 2 (EYFS/Key Stage 1)

Children used to work on their KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) in school and at home. They were assessed three times throughout the half-term. We have now replaced these for pupils in EYFS and KS1 with Numbots, which helps support subitising (recognising a number on sight) and early number skills and provides them with instant feedback, allowing them to earn parts to build their own Numbots.

However, we have kept some of our sample KIRF resources and quiz books on here in case they can help to provide additional practice at home. If you would like a complete set for your child's year group, please ask your child's class teacher.

Year 3 to Year 6 (Key Stage 2)

Instead of KIRFs in KS2, they will focus on Times Tables Rockstars to develop their rapid recall of times tables facts. Please see our section on Times Table Rockstars for further information.

See the 'parents information' PDF for even more ideas of how you can help your child master these key skills.