The most important thing for you to do with your children at home is to practise times tables. Time tables feed into so many areas of maths, and children, who are able to recall their times tables quickly, are generally more able to access other parts of the maths curriculum. For example, having an assured control over times tables will mean that children are able to find equivalent fractions and calculate with fractions more easily.
Expectations for times tables are:
|Year Group||Times Table Expectation|
|Year 1||Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
Recall and use all doubles 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 and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12.|
|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 12x12.|
At Leesons, we use an online app - Timestable Rockstars. This is to continue the children's development at home. As a school we set up 'battles' between classes, year groups and the school. This is an opportunity for the children to work towards a goal and as part of a collective. We celebrate the children's achievements in celebration assembly.