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Mental Maths

Mental Maths at Westgate

We are working really hard in school to help children learn their number bonds and times tables facts. Here are some ways you can help at home.


Little and often works best – 3 mins a day 4 times a week. Practise in the car, walking to school, in the bath, while you are washing up. Finding a slot in the day to make it part of your routine is key.


Year group National expectations

By the end of Year 1

By the end of Year 2

By the end of Year 3

By the end of Year 4

Number bonds to 10

Number bonds to 20

2,5,10 times tables and division facts

2,5,10, 3,4,8 times tables and division facts

All times tables up to 12x12 and division facts.


TTRockstars  is an online game centre for practising times tables. Encourage your child to play at least one game each day. TTrockstars suggest 3 mins a day 4 times a week. If your child doesn’t know their login, ask your class teacher. (Year 3 up).


See the link below to watch a video of how to play maths bingo at home - a fun way to practice number bonds and times tables.

The following guides have been produced by a group of Coventry schools and are a useful guide to the strategies we use in school to teach written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

KS1 Maths Songs