We use a range of practical resources to help us in our understanding of mathematical concepts. Children are encouraged to explain their reasoning as to how they know the answer to a specific question by drawing on their own knowledge. In year 1, children need to be able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. There are a number of counting songs that can help your child. In year 2, children need to be able to build on their counting skills and know their 2x, 5x and 10x times tables. Children also need to be able to count in 3s.
TT Rock Stars can help with times tables. https://ttrockstars.com/
Hit the Button can also help with times tables. This game is also useful for number bonds. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button