On Wednesday 4th May a Maths fluency meeting took place and focused on the Year 4 Times Tables check that all our Year 4 children will undertake in the first three weeks in June.
Please see attached the short presentation to read about what will happen after half term in June. Below are some highlights from the meeting:
-This check will consist of 25 times tables questions for each child (no division questions)
-The check will take 5 minutes per child and will be led by myself.
-The check will test up to 12×12 and will be random for each child.
-It will take place on what the children are used to using each day- our kindles. -There will be a particular focus on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 times tables.
-Children will have 6 seconds to answer a question with a 3 second gap between questions.
-There is to be no threshold or pass mark for children to obtain.
-Your child’s teacher will share your child’s score with you in the end of year report. This will be a score out of 25.
-The presentation explains that we teach the children their times tables in each year group. We chant them, sing them, learn them, see what they look like drawn out and use various games and apps to practise them like TTRockstars.
-We encourage daily use of TT Rockstars where the children play in ‘Garage’ and then have a try at ‘Soundcheck’ to practise the times tables check.
-‘Hit the Button’ is another good app to use for practising times tables.
Thank you, we appreciate all the support you can give with the children before they take the multiplication check after half term.
We hope you have all had a very happy and enjoyable Easter break.
Please note that the children return to school on Wednesday 20th April.
We look forward to seeing you all then.
We are very proud of the many awards and Quality Marks we have attained as a school. If you have scrolled to the bottom of the front page of our website or have been in the school office, you will have seen a number of awards and certificates on our website pages or the corridor walls. We thought it would be useful to share more information about each of these.