Term 3 2022-23
Later in the school year, all pupils in Year 4 will be taking the statratory times tables assessment as set out by the DfE. We will be practising A LOT through out the year! Please find below some additional ways you can support your child with practising to learn their times tables.
The DfE have suggested the following ways to help your child:
- Times tables chanting: “6, 12, 18, 24…”;
- Times tables chanting in reverse order: “108, 99, 90, 81…”;
- Using times tables songs, like Schoolhouse Rock’s ‘3 is A Magic Number’;
- Using apps, like the one by ks2timestables.co.uk, Times Tables Rock Stars or Hit the Button
- Using free online games, like those on Maths Frame;
- Asking your child multiplication calculations out of order, like: “What is 4 x 7? What is 9 x 5? What is 6 x 11?”;
- Using pasta pieces or pebbles to show groups of numbers representing times tables, e.g. four groups of three pasta shells to show 3 x 4 = 12;
- Asking your child related short division questions, like “What is 12 divided by 4? What is 55 divided by 11?”;
- Asking your child word problems based on times tables, like: “If five friends have £3 each, how much money do they have in total?”;
- Trying out active ways of learning times tables, like our times tables pavement chalk ideas:
And of course your child has access to TT Rock Stars! One of the games, Sound Check, has a time limit of 6 seconds per question which will be great practise for them for the Times Tables Assessment as it follows a similar format. Please email Mrs Smith using the Year 4 email address if you need your child’s login details.
Term 2 2022-23
Term 1 2022-23
Year Four had a fantastic start to the year last half term! One of the many highlights was our residential at Mendip where we enjoyed caving, climbing and archery amongst many other activities. The children showed great teamwork, bravery and resilience, well done Year Four! I was very proud of you all :)!