Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)

To help develop children’s fluency in mathematics, we ask them to learn Key Instant Recall Facts each half term. Children should aim to practise their KIRFs at least 3 times a week.

Please see attached lists of KIRFs which are aligned to the new maths curriculum. They are intended to be challenging and where

possible that children will be taught the necessary maths in lessons beforehand.

Click here to view the year 3 KIRFs

Column Subtraction

Children use Seesaw to show their fluency with this formal written method.

With the children explaining their working, Mr Rouse was quickly able to see that children understand the mechanics of the method but not the place value of each column e.g. Five tens take away three tens equals two tens. This is addressed in the following lessons.

Children with English as an additional language are able to use Seesaw to demonstrate their understanding of the method.