A strong and fluent knowledge of times tables (including the division facts) is essential as our children apply their learning as they progress through our maths curriculum. We teach our children multiplying and division facts and have an established programme of times table fluency.
Our children start learning to count in multiples of 2s before following the sequence below.
During their time at All Saints', all of our children work their way through a challenging times table challenge. As they get a better understanding of their tables they can achieve their bronze award, before moving onto silver, gold, platinum and, eventually, diamond.
|x2, x5 & x10||x3, x4 & x8||x6, x7 & x9||All tables to x12||All tables to x12 plus introduction to decimals||x 0.1, x 0.01 and hundreds|
|Expected Y2||Expected Y3||Expected Christmas Y4||Expected June Year 4||Expected Year 5||Expected Y5/6|
It's not an easy task though. To get their certificate and badge children have to pass three challenging tests consecutively without a single mistake.
You can see some examples of the times tables challenges below which you can use at home.
We report on your child's tables fluency every term as we work together to ensure all of our children know, remember and use their tables.