First IN Crowd meeting next Tuesday the 6th of February at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome


Grace & Harry
At St Just Primary School we are in the Sustaining phase of our mastery journey which we have embraced since 2018. We cover the scope of the 3 main aims of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
Our aim with the curriculum is to embed knowledge into the children. We take the small steps approach and are not afraid to 'linger longer' if needed, especially in number work. We want every child to have the confidence in themselves to have a go at any calculation or problem they come across. 
We want to inspire all children to show resilience in Maths and not be afraid to tackle problems set. We encourage all children to 'think deeper'. Our main goal is to be able to recall and retrieve information, building connections for the wider future. We aim for children to see Maths problems in 'real life' and how important it is to have the basics for life.
Information for Parents

KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the maths work in schools. They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.

An important part of maths development has always been rote learning of certain maths facts. For many years this has included practising times tables and addition facts, such as numberbonds and doubles. Each half term children will be assessed on Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) that will be taught in school but also need to be practised at home as well.

It is important that they know these facts thoroughly and can recall them instantly. Whilst children have a wide range of abilities in mathematics, the KIRFs are designed to be a set of facts that need to be learnt thoroughly as they build on each other year on year. Again, we stress that the children must aim to know their KIRFs inside out, back to front and with instant recall.

We strongly encourage you to engage with your children in the learning of their KIRFs and find fun and practical ways to do this. There are many online tools that you can use such as Times Table Rockstars for Years 2-6, Numbots for  Reception, Year 1 and 2, Daily ten and Hit the button which can both be found through these web links.


Children should  should undertake these regularly as part of weekly homework. You might find that your child may need to work on some of the KIRFs from the previous year as they may not be secure in those yet.


We know that, by internalising these key facts which have been carefully structured to build upon each other term by term, year by year, children will leave St Just Primary with a much stronger foundation of mathematical understanding to build upon.


We hope that you enjoy working alongside your children with this mathematics work. Should you have any questions about the KIRFs programme, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Summer Term 1 KIRFs
Scope at St Just
At St Just Primary School, we are not afraid to linger longer on certain topics when needed. The yearly overviews are our rough guide to when things happen across our year.
ICT Links
Have a go at Sumdog- improve your Maths whilst having fun playing games at the same time!
Follow the link below...
How about some Maths Games on Purple Mash. Link below...
Come and see the wonderful work taking place at St Just Primary School.