## Key Instant Recall Facts - KIRFs

Key Instant Recall Facts

During maths learning children are required to learn Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS).  Your child needs to know these facts off by heart and will be learning these maths number facts during maths starters and in lessons.

Please support your child learning these at home too.

If you need any support please come and ask a member of the Reception team.

Autumn 1 Term Focus

To recognise quantities without counting, to 5. (Subitise)

Please see below for a support sheet with some fun and engaging ways to help and encourage your child with this skill. There is also a link to click on which will provide you with more information about subitising. The top tips are really useful too!

Top Tips

The secret to success is practising little and often. Use time wisely. Can you practise these KIRFs while walking to school or during a car journey?

Use practical resources – Show your child a small group of objects. Ask them how many there are without counting.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

- put dots on the ladybird, how many are there?

https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Five-Frame/

- using a 5 frame

Autumn 2 Term Focus

To name numbers in order to 10.

To compare 2 numbers by saying which is more or less.

By the end of this half term, children should be able to say the numbers to 10 in order and also be able to compare the size of 2 numbers within 10.

Spring 1 Term Focus

To say 1 more than a given number up to 10.

By the end of this half term, children should be able to say one more than any number up to 10.

Top Tips

The secret to success is practising little and often. Use time wisely. Can you practise these KIRFs while walking to school or during a car journey?

Perhaps you could have number cards that you can show your child and they say which number is one more than that number.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad  - one more than game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du6JHupzwVo&t=9s  - one more song