Mental Maths Targets

Recently, we have implemented new ‘Mental Maths Milestones’ across the whole school, to highlight the importance of basic skills and ensure that maths development has a smooth transition as the children move through the school.

The Mental Maths Milestones are split into year groups from Reception and progressing to Year 6. To make the targets relevant to the children, they are organised in colour from year 1 to year 6. Year 1 is referred to as a Red card, Year 2 is Orange, Year 3 is Yellow, Year 4 Green, Year 5 Blue and Year 6 Purple.

Each card is then split into various sections, helping the children to work on key areas of maths – Number Bonds, Doubles and Halves, Times Tables, Counting, Partitioning and Other. Within each section there are various statements that each child should work towards, and examples are provided to support the children in achieving this. Each section also shows the relevant milestone for the year groups above and below to ensure the children are aware of their progression route. As these milestones relate to ‘Mental Maths’, it is expected that the children are able to recall these facts quickly, without the need to work them out. This will then support the children in more complex maths activities.

Parent support in a child's development is vital and so, we encourage you to download the appropriate milestone card for your child and display this at home and of course, as ever, we hope that you ask your child's teacher should you have any further questions or concerns.

Reception Mental Maths Target Card

Mental Maths Target Card

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Year 1 Mental Maths Target Card

Year 1 Mental Maths Target Card

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Year 2 Mental Maths Target Card A

Year 2 Mental Maths Target Card A

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Year 2 Mental Maths Target Card B

Year 2 Mental Maths Target Card B

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Year 3 Mental Maths Target Card

Year 3 Mental Maths Target Card

PDF | 80 KB

Year 4 Mental Maths Target Card

Year 4 Mental Maths Target Card

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Year 5 Mental Maths Target Card

Year 5 Mental Maths Target Card

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Year 6 Mental Maths Target Card

Year 6 Mental Maths Target Card

PDF | 51 KB