Each half term, we have a different focus for our mental maths. They are called KIRFs - which stands for Key Instant Recall Facts - and we work on speeding up our recall of the basic number facts. At the end of each half term, the children complete a KIRF test to help us monitor their progress and plan for possible interventions.
You will find the 6 KIRFs for Year 5 in the pdf below.
The 99 Club is a particular favourite of our Year 5s. It is a starter activity at Yorkswood which aims to raise standards in maths through encouraging pupils to improved their mental calculation when attempting quick-fire addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.
The idea is that with repeated practice, the scheme should result in increased speed and confidence when tackling mental maths problems without relying on written workings and methods. All pupils begin at the 11 Club and work their way up, having one opportunity per week during the start of one of their maths lessons to answer all calculations at their current level unaided and within the allotted time.
All of the tests for this scheme can be found below.