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Times Tables

Times Tables at Galley Hill

Why?

Having a secure grasp of the basics of maths, including the fluent recall of times tables, is crucial for children’s success in moving on to more complex maths.

 

How?

Here at Galley Hill, the foundations of multiplication are laid in Year 1 with counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.

We start learning multiplication and division facts in Year 2.

  • In Year 2, they learn: 2, 5 and 10 times tables and related division facts.
  • In Year 3, they learn: 3, 4 and 8 times tables and related division facts while also recalling their knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and related division facts.
  • In Year 4, they learn: 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables and related division facts while also recalling their knowledge of all previously learned times tables and division facts.
  • Years 5 and 6 continue to practise their times tables to support quick recall.

 

In Years 2 to 6, we start each Maths lesson with a short multiplication starter activity.

This may be:

  • Singing along with songs
  • Playing multiplication games
  • Using a counting stick to count in the different multiples (forwards and backwards)
  • Short low stakes quizzes using whiteboards
  • Each class will progress with learning the times tables at the pace that is necessary for them.
 

How can you support your child at home?

Each week children in Years 2 to 4 are set a maths home learning activity usually relating to multiplication.

Children in Years 1 to 6 also have access to Numbots and/or Times Tables Rockstars. Your child's class teacher will have provided a log in for this. Please ask them if you need a new one.

Numbots is an online programme to support children with securing fluent recall of addition and subtraction.

Times Tables Rockstars is an online programme to support children with securing fluent recall of multiplication and division facts.

 

Click the links below to go to either of these webpages.

 

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

In June, Year 4 pupils will be completing the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC).

The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for all year 4 pupils registered at state-funded maintained schools, special schools or academies, including free schools, in England.

The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

In 2024, schools must administer the MTC to all eligible year 4 pupils between Monday 3 June and Friday 14 June.

 

Children in Year 4 are practising their times tables frequently within school but should you wish to practise the check with them at home you can access a practise version by clicking the link below.

 

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