‘I like counting and can make the number 10.’

‘Did you know that 4 + 5 = 9 and 5 + 4 also = 9.’

‘I know that 9 + (add) 1 = 10, 4 + 6 makes 10, 0 (zero) + 10 = 10 and 5 + 5 makes 10.’ 

‘I do counting all the time at home, I count my toys.’

‘I count the numbers on my clock in the kitchen.’


‘It’s my favourite subject and I like take away.’

‘I like number sentences – the ones with the missing number.  They are really hard.’

‘I like division – I am doing 3s and 5s on division.’

‘I know my number bonds to 8000.  4000 + 4000 is 8000.’

‘I need to know my numbers to play my computer games.’

Year 2

‘The problem solving tasks are the best, when there are lots of steps.’

‘The vocabulary used and when we revisit a method at the start of a lesson helps me to remember maths.’

‘I enjoy fractions the most in maths because I now know how to do them.’

‘I know I am ready to move on when I get all the questions right and I have reached my target.’’

Year 6