Girlington Primary School

Girlington Primary School

Upper Key Stage 2 Fluency

In years 5 and 6, we will be focusing on practising our mathematical fluency. We have come up with some types of maths questions that children should be able to answer instantly, without counting on their fingers. This will allow children to speed up their calculations and become more confident, especially in arithmetic.

Below is the pyramid showing the skills that we will practising in school. It would really help if you could support your child by helping them practise some of these skills at home. There are some example questions at the bottom of the page.

Pairs to 10


Subtract any two numbers less than 20

Add two multiples of 10


Counting in multiples of 2 to 12 and 25

Add 2 numbers less that 10 instantly

Adding a one digit number to any number 

+ and - 10, 100 and 1000

All times tables 

Pairs to 20


Subtracting a one digit number to any number 

Doubles and halves of numbers to 20

Division Facts