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Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)

Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)


Key Instant Recall Facts, commonly known as KIRFs, are fundamental mathematical facts that children need to master during their primary school years. These facts include essential skills such as number bonds and times tables, which are critical for developing a solid foundation in mathematics.


KIRFs play a vital role in helping children perform calculations with ease and confidence. Whether they are adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing, having these facts at their fingertips can significantly improve their speed and accuracy. Moreover, KIRFs underpin many other areas of mathematics, supporting children in more complex problem-solving and reasoning tasks.


By regularly practicing these KIRFs, your child will build a robust mathematical foundation that will benefit them throughout their education. Use games, flashcards, or everyday situations to make learning these facts enjoyable and engaging. Happy learning!


To help you get started, below are the KIRFs for each year group: