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Little Hill Primary School

Little Hill Primary School

Little Hill Primary School


At Little Hill, we are very proud of the mathematics provision we offer.

Foundation Stage

In Foundation Stage, we follow ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ (2012). Through this, we focus on the resource ‘Numberblocks’. Numberblocks, first broadcast in January 2017, is a pre-school BBC television series aimed at introducing children to early number. Snappy animation and loveable characters combine with engaging storylines to gently introduce concepts of number to support early mathematical understanding. If you’d like to take a listen at some of the catchy songs, then you’ll find some here.

Years 1 - 6

Children in Years 1 – 6 follow the National Curriculum (2014). Teachers plan and deliver lessons based on a carefully designed sequence of learning which can be found in this ‘National Curriculum Progression’ document. The objectives are met through a balance of fluency, problem solving and reasoning tasks. 



One of the basic principles of mathematics that we strongly believe in at Little Hill is that understanding and learning happen through blending together an appropriate range of concrete, pictorial and abstract representations. 

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Times Tables

Every child at Little Hill takes part in our two times tables systems: Times Tables Rock Stars and X Factor.

Times Tables Rock Stars

In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Every child and member of staff in our school, has a log on to this website. Through this, they can challenge themselves and each other to Times Tables battles. You can even play other children from all over the world! By answering questions correctly, you can earn coins to spend customising your avatar. Make sure you take a look at our whole-school Times Tables Rock Star display in the corridor. If your child has forgotten their log on, please ask them to speak to their class teacher. 

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X Factor Times Tables
The X Factor Times Tables Challenge is a paper-based system giving each child a number target to be working towards which is in line with the mathematics curriculum.

  • There are different rounds associated with the X Factor TV programme. The level of difficulty increases with each round.
  • Each round has a time limit.
  • This will happen once, weekly.
  • To move to the next round your child must achieve 90% or more three times.
  • There will be regular X Factor assemblies for children to receive certificates; there is a certificate for completing each stage. On each certificate, it explains what your child needs to do in order to achieve the next level.
  • Please see the table below detailing the name of each round and the requirements to achieve that target.


Types of Questions


Number of Questions in time given

First Rehearsal

1 more and 1 less (numbers to 20)

1 more than 5

1 less than 8

20 (oral recording)

Second Rehearsal


Double 5 =



(Year 1)

Addition and Subtraction to 10  Doubling and Halving

4 + □ = 10

10 - □ = 5

Halve 4 =



(Year 2)

x2, 5, 10

4 x 5 =

2 x 8 =


Judges’ Houses

(Year 3)

x2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10

8 x 4 =

30 ÷ □ = 6


Live Shows

(Year 4)

All x/÷ up to 12x12

7 x 9 =

99 ÷ □ = 11


Live Tour

(Year 5)

Multiples of 10, 100 for all x/÷ up to 12x12

80 x 7 =

3000 ÷ □ = 6


Record Deal

(Year 6)

Decimals for all x/÷ up to 12x12

0.8 x 7 =

0.3 ÷ □ = 0.06


Album Deal

Fractions and Percentages

¾ of 56 =

80% of 180 =