A focus on times tables in Year 4 and renewed framework Thanks to headteacher and maths co-ordinator Kate Frood and her team, pupils at Eleanor Palmer Primary in north London achieve well above average National Test results in maths.

In Year 4 the emphasis is on pupils developing a solid grasp of their times tables, upon which so much mathematics further up the school relies. We watch the class exploring the four times table in detail, using ‘ping pong tables’ and ‘challenge questions’, until pupils discover how much more they know once the basics are secure.

After school, the staff explore the new online ‘Renewed Framework for Mathematics’ and give their initial reactions.

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