Knowing the times table facts and the related division facts is an important part of the Maths curriculum. The expectation is that the children will know their times tables by the end of Year 4.
Being able to answer questions off by heart helps children enormously in the efficiency of calculations as well as their work on fractions.
This year we have starting using Times Table Rockstars across KS2 as a new way of learning our times table facts with speed and accuracy. We love it! There is a fabulous level of participation and we are all getting faster – even the teachers have their own avatar Rockstars! Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables! To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
We are very proud to have a lot of Rock Legends (children who can answer questions in less than 2 seconds) and several fabulous Rock Heroes – Ava Freeman, Madeleine Yearsley and Betty Sheldon, in Year 6 – whose average answer time per question is LESS than a minute!
Mrs Woodward and the Rock legends ran a workshop for parents to find out how to use TTRS and we have several parents who have their own accounts so they can play against their children! We are currently having battles of the bands! Year 3 v Year 4 and Year 5 v Year 6!
Please find below the Parent Handbook for Times Tables Rock Stars. This contains all the information you need to support your child to become a Times Tables Rock Star.
The website below has links to lots of fun games.
We use songs to help us learn the times tables. Watch these videos to help you practise the songs at home!
3 x table song
4 x table song
6 x table song
7 x table song
8 x table song