Swain House Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Dianne Richardson

Pupils  »  Maths Passport  »  Africa


•    To count forwards and backwards in multiples of 2
•    To know the multiplication facts for 2 up to 2 x 12
•    To know the division facts for 2 up to 24 (24 ÷ 2, 12 ÷ 2, etc)
•    To recognise odd and even numbers up to 100
•    To count forwards and backwards in multiples of 10
•    To count in 10s from any number forwards and backwards

Things you can do at home to help
At every opportunity practise counting forwards and backwards in multiples of 2 and 10. You could ask your child to count or take it in turns – a game we call ‘tennis’. You say 2, they say 4, you say 6, etc.
Ask your child to use skip counting when they count. This is where they use their fingers to represent each group of 2 or 10 they count. You can then ask them to stop and ask how many groups they have counted. This is then the multiplication fact. For example, count, 2, 4, 6, 8. Your child should display 4 fingers. You can then encourage your child to say: four groups of 2 is 8. 4 x 2 = 8. This activity can then lead onto your child knowing their 2 and 10 times table facts, where you can ask ‘quickfire’ questions: What is 4 x 2? 3 x 10? 7 x 2? 10 x 10? 12 x 2? 12 x 10?
You could use a 100 square (see link below for an interactive one or ask in school for a paper copy) to identify odd and even numbers. Encourage your child to see that any number that has 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 ones is even and any number with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 ones is an odd number.

Links to games that will help