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Learn the basics!

 Children love numbers! From the youngest age babies and children are encouraged to count objects and to say the numbers from 1 to 10 (and above!)

Learning the basics is fundamental and these basics form the building blocks for all other mathematics which your child will encounter at school.

Big Maths is the vehicle which we chose at Hornsea Community Primary School to deliver the basics to all children and to encourage them to learn the facts they need to know and to be able to recall them at speed without really having to think about them. These facts need to be able to be automatically recalled so that they are at children's fingertips - this is why the Learn Its tests are timed. "Learn Its" tests on Fridays test these basics number facts and encourage children to beat their previous week's score and move onto the next level of Learn Its. Most children love these tests and see them as a game in which they are competing against themselves.

Learn Its comprise of : number bonds 1 - 10, doubles of numbers to 20, other simple number bonds, multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 (and related division facts at the highest levels)