An important part of maths development is being confident at recalling and applying maths facts. It is essential that these facts are understood completely and children are able to recall them instantly. This allows children to apply their known maths towards written calculations and reasoning based activities with increased independence and success.
Each year group has been set a specific Key Instant Recall Fact (KIRF), which will be their focus for that half term.
As well as teachers building opportunities to learn and assess these facts into the school day, children will be required to practise them at home also. It should be stressed that children need to be able to recall these without delay, therefore they need to return to them regularly. We suggest a ‘little but often’ approach.
In order to have a focus on these facts, the KIRFs will replace maths homework across the school. Children will be sent home with a KIRF sheet, which includes top tips and signposts resources to support practising at home. These can be accessed via the links to the right of the page.
If you have any questions about the KIRFs, or would like further information as to how to support your child, please speak to their class teacher or Mr Harris.