As you are probably aware learning their times tables is an imperative part of your child's maths education. Tables are needed for many different areas of maths and form an integral part of their learning.
Below are the new National Curriculum times tables expectations for each year group.
Year 1 - Count in multiples of 2,5 and 10. Recall and use doubles of all numbers to 10 and corresponding halves.
Year 2 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.
Year 3 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.
Year 4 - Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.
Year 5 - Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.
Year 6 - Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.
At Summerhill we encourage every child to achieve their class target using many different strategies to help them learn. We have times tables games and songs to sing to help them and we have a great opportunity to show off their new found skills by enabling them to achieve Bronze Silver and Gold status in each of the tables.
Times Tables Testing
Times Tables Testing takes place in the school hall every break time. Each class will be given a specific day that they can go into the hall to be tested. The children are tested by Times Tables Testers ( Children in Year 6 who have achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold in each of the tables up to 12). These children have be trained to listen and ask questions relating to each specific table and make sure that the children answer them in the time specified.
To achieve Bronze status your child must recite the appropriate table quickly and efficiently e.g 1 times 2 is 2, 2 times 2 is 4 etc.
To achieve Silver status your child will have to answer a variety of questions in no particular order on the specific table e.g. What is 7 multiplied by 8?, What are four lots of 7?
To achieve Gold status your child will have to answer a variety of questions about their chosen table that include related division facts e.g. What is 144 divided by 12?
Below are a few video examples of the types of questions the children will be asked and how quick they should answer them.
Please could you encourage your child to learn their year group expectation as it will help them greatly with their basic skills and maths in general.
Towards the end of the school year we will hold a timestableathon, where children from each class will compete against each other to become the times table champion for their year group. There will also be a reward given to the class with the largest number of children completing their year group target.