At Corngreaves, we believe that being a confident, able mathematician is essential in ensuring that our pupils are given the best life chances possible. We understand that maths is vital for making sense of the world around us by seeing patterns and making connections. Our goal is that our pupils develop a curiosity about maths, which is seen, most importantly, as a matrix of skills and knowledge. In maths, we teach to mastery. This ensures that no child is left behind. If a concept is not understood, we reteach it but in a different way. 

At Corngreaves, we have adopted the White Rose Maths 3.0 curriculum. 

Through our maths vision, we are passionate and fully committed to developing a balance between the children’s procedural fluency and a conceptual understanding. 

Year 1 and Year 2

Across Years 1 and 2, the children will be taught a range of strategies to ensure they are fluent in their recall of addition and subtraction facts. By our children becoming fluent in the following facts this will allow the children to tackle more complex maths more effectively.

Year 1 we teach strategies for facts within 10 (steps 1 – 7) and in Year 2 we teach the bridging ten facts (steps 8 – 11).

  • Adding 1 (e.g. 7 + 1 and 1 + 7)
  • Doubles and near double of numbers to 5 (e.g. 3 + 3, 4 + 5, 5 + 4)
  • Adding 2 (e.g. 4 + 2 and 2 + 4)
  • Number bonds to 10 (e.g. 8 + 2 and 2 + 8)
  • Adding 0 to a number (e.g. 3 + 0 and 0 + 3)
  • Adding 10 to a number (e.g. 5 + 10 and 10 + 5)
  • The ones without a family 5 + 3, 3 + 5, 6 + 3, 3 + 6 (these pairs of facts are the only ones which don’t fit in any of the other families, though the last two can be related to counting in 3s)
  • Doubles of numbers to 10 (e.g. 7 + 7)
  • Near doubles (e.g. 5 + 6 and 6 + 5)
  • Bridging (e.g. 8 + 4 and 4 + 8)
  • Compensating

Once children have been taught the strategies, they need to move on to practising their recall of these facts. For many facts, the aim is memorisation, while for others is to recall with speed and fluency in the applied strategy.

Number Facts


Times Tables Support for Parents

Top Times Tables Tips

It may seem a daunting task to learn so many multiplication facts, but because of the commutative property of multiplication, there are fewer facts than you may think. For example, 3 x 4 and 4 x 3 give the same answer so you need to only learn this once.

A Parent's Guide to Learning Times Tables

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