• To know all number bonds that total 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and have a rapid recall of these facts
• To know all number bonds that total 20 and have a rapid recall of these facts
• To know double of any number up to double 10
• To know half of any number up to half of 20
Things you can do at home to help
These number bonds are one of the most important sets of number facts your child will learn as they provide a mental picture of the relationship between two numbers. These mental pictures are the key to enabling your child to do mental arithmetic as they move through school. Your child may spend a long time on this continent but the more they practise the quicker they will learn these facts.
You could practise number bonds to 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 20, by getting the set amount of objects and splitting them into two groups in different ways. Encourage your child to write the pairs of numbers down as they play the game. This can then be used as a visual aid for learning to say the number bonds quickly.
Play quick fire games where you ask your child: What do I add to 3 to make 7? What do I add to 5 to make 8? What is 9 take away 2? What is 20 subtract 5? What do I add to 12 to make 20? Your child should be able to answer you as quickly as they would if you asked them to say their name.