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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Maths Support at Home


Whilst we predominantly use White Rose resources and schemes of learning to support the delivery of Maths across the school, sometimes children may benefit from additional input on certain aspects of the curriculum.  The link on the right takes you to a collection of Primary Video Lessons, which have accompanying resources, which may support your child to focus on areas they are struggling with.  Please speak with your child's teacher before using these resources.



These guidance documents can help support children who are struggling getting to grips with the written methods for their age range.  This shows more practical and pictorial methods to help support their understanding.




Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table and further enhances your children's understanding.

There is a brief guide to download at the bottom of this page. If you have any problems please speak to the teacher in the first instance.


IXL delivers a deeply engaging learning experience, pupils use this system during the school day and at home to further their learning and understanding. IXL adapts as the students move forward offering new challenges at the right level.

IXL can be used at home on any device. You can also download the app and use it on a tablet. Log in using the username and password supplied by the school (this can be found on your child's report). For the username, remember to use the @chesswood at the end, after the name. 

Please click to download

If you have any questions please speak to the class teacher in the first instance.

Written Methods - calculation progression

To help your child develop their mathematics skills, we have created the a calculation progression policy to explain how we teach some aspects of written mathematics across the school. See the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division menu on the right - each section demonstrates the calculations step-by-step (using videos!)

Mental Multiplication

Written Addition

Written Division

Written Multiplication

Written Subtraction


Mental Multiplication - times tables

National Curriculum Expectations for times tables:

Year 1 - Count in multiples of 2,5 and 10. Recall and use doubles of all numbers to 10 and corresponding halves.

Year 2 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.

Year 3 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

Year 4 - Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.

Statutory Multiplication Table Check (MTC) for all pupils in Year 4 commences from June 2020.

Year 5 - Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.

Year 6  - Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.

See the menu on the right for more information about how to learn mental multiplication rapidly.



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