Schools just can't be that fluid.
Jessie Twinn wrote: My eldest is nearly 6 1/2 but shows little interest in reading and writing. He is however, doing very well with maths. We suspect both our boys might be on the Autism Spectrum so that's probably also lending to being mathematically minded. We did times tables whilst panting corn seeds. We planted them in rows of 4 across the garden bed. We added them up with a 4+4+4+4+4 etc but then I explained that we coud say 4+4+4 OR 3 lots of 4 which we say properly as 3x4. He got it straight away. We then went through 1x4=4, 2x4=8 and so on. He struggled a little at 11x4 and 12x4 but I was so proud of him. We did 3 times tables the other day in similar fashion and he answered like a pro. You'd think he'd learned it before. I did well at school with maths but it never seemed applicable to life. With my son seeing it clearly applied he was able to blitz the 15 minute lesson and now just gets it for other similar talks.