What is Morning Maths?
A daily 10 minute activity for children to practise times tables or revisit taught skills (Y1 only).
The structure of the Morning Maths activity is as follows:
Children work through the challenges/questions at their own level as soon as they come into class in the morning
Y2 + Children complete one column a day if on levels 1 - 20 and self mark when completed
Y1 Children attempt to complete both columns
Progression in challenge
Y2 + Times table sheets Level 1 - 20
When levels 1 - 20 are complete, children move onto the Crisp Challenge
The structure of the Crisp Challenge activity is as follows:
- Children have 5 minutes to complete the challenge
- They mark their work on alternate days
- If they get all answers correct within the time, they can move onto the next level
- On a Friday, children practise any times table questions they found challenging in their Practice Book (this can then be practiced at home)
The National Curriculum is a knowledge based curriculum. There is a need to ensure times tables are learned, that they stick and continue to be practised so that the children develop automacity which enables them to access more complex content.