Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School

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Times Tables Rock Stars

At Ward Jackson we know how important it is to learn our multiplication tables and  corresponding division facts. From year 1, we use a website called Times Tables Rockstars to help us learn our multiplication tables and division facts. Click on the links below to learn more about Times Tables Rockstars, how we use it in school and how you can use it to support your child at home.

How do we assess Times Tables knowledge? 

Each half term, the children are assessed using a times tables rock stars grid. We then teach the multiplication and division facts which children need to learn. Class teachers set the games on Times Tables Rockstars to suit the needs of the children. As the children play Times Tables rockstars at school and at home, the website cleverly analyses the questions that children are struggling with and creates a report for teachers showing which facts to focus on. The website allows teachers to see how often children are using times tables rock stars at home as well as school. 

When do we learn our times tables and related division facts?

Every day! We learn multiplication and division facts every day at the start of our maths lessons. We have access to times tables rockstars during lunchtime club and on Friday break time in Wingfield Class. We also urge parents to allow children access to times tables rockstars at home and on the go. The website works on phones and tablets. Repetition is very important when learning multiplication and division facts so the more practice the better.

How are children rewarded for their efforts?

Each time a child improves their rockstar status, they will be rewarded with a certificate during celebration assembly. A child must maintain a consistent speed for ten games in order to move up a status. Here are the different certificates available and the speed in which children need to answer multiplication/ division questions.

Speed Intervals (sec/qu)

Status

Speed ≤ 1

Rock Hero

1 < Speed ≤ 2

Rock Legend

2 < Speed ≤ 3

Rock Star

3 < Speed ≤ 4

Headliner

4 < Speed ≤ 5

Support Act

5 < Speed ≤ 6

Breakthrough Artist

6 < Speed ≤ 7

Unsigned Act

7 < Speed ≤ 8

Gigger

8 < Speed ≤ 9

Busker

9 < Speed ≤ 10

Garage Rocker

Speed > 10

Wannabe

Which tables/ division facts does my child need to know?

Year 1-  count in 2s, 5s and 10s

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 5/6- consolidate understanding of all multiplication tables and division facts up to 12X12. In year 5/6 children learn to identify and use their knowledge of:

  • Prime numbers
  • composite numbers
  • Multiples
  • Factors and factor pairs
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 Times Tables Check Letter.docxDownload
 Times Tables Rockstars Letter To Parents.docxDownload
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