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Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS) and Knowledge Organisers

Key Instant Recall Facts | KIRFS

Each half term children will be sent home with a new set of Key Instant Recall facts to practise and learn off by heart at home. 


KIRFs 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 numeracy facts.

For many years this has included practising times tables. We have added more structure to this throughout school, as well as adding several other elements of instant recall maths.


Knowledge Organisers

At the start of each main unit of work the children will be given a knowledge organiser. Pupils will keep a copy of this in their books and build these up over time. The knowledge organiser will include important maths vocabulary and visual representations to aid learning in the classroom and at home.

Page last updated: 06/09/21