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Spring Term Skills Practice Focus:  Tables - multiplication and division facts.


This term our maths focus in Kingfisher Class is tables.  We assessed their recall at the end of the Autumn Term prior to the commencement of a unit on multiplication and division.  Check your child's Skills Practice Book to find out the tables they need to focus on first.  We will test them again towards the end of the Spring Term.


As a rough guide, year 2 children should be able to recall multiplication facts in the 2, 5 and 10 times table in and out of order as well as related division facts. Year 3 children should be able to recall those tables listed for year 2 children as well as facts in the 3, 4 and 8 times table, including related division facts.

Some helpful activities are attached below.

There are lots of helpful and motivating websites available too, especially bbcbite sized and top marks

Useful activities for learning tables in Year 2 and 3

Skills Practice and Home Project

Core Spellings

Spring i spellings week commencing 08 01 18 will be week 9 in the list provided.

Advanced Spellers: Gems

Spelling lists depend upon individual performance.  Once 10 out of 10 is achieved, your child will be given a choice of consolidation activities for that list of spellings before moving on to the next gem.



We have recently subscribed to a new phonics interactive website:


This resource is idea for practising spelling and reading of words containing the phonemes making up Phases 2 - 6 i.e. Reception to Year 2.  Details about how to access it are in the current Parents' Bulletin