Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

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Maths

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As you are aware there have been changes since September 2014 to the National Curriculum. 

The new National Curriculum from 2014 states in regards to maths:

  • By the end of year 4, pupils should be able to recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12
  • There will no longer be a separate calculator paper in Key Stage 2 SATs so mental calculations are gaining even greater prominence in primary schools. 

These changes mean it is important for the children to learn their times tables’ facts and to be able to recall them quickly and accurately. To support their learning of times tables we are pleased to inform you, we will be introducing the Times Table Challenge in school for years 3, 4, 5 & 6  and will give children a distinct advantage in their end of Key Stage 2 SATs tests. 

Every child on a Friday will be given, by their class teacher, a Times Table Challenge which is appropriate to their level. To progress onto the next challenge, your child needs to complete a timed three minute classroom challenge and to achieve 38 out of 40. The reason for the limited time is to ensure children are doing a mental calculation rather than working it out with support.

In the past, different years within our school have had different ways of running and teaching multiplication and division; however, to have a whole school challenge ensures continuity across the whole of KS2.

We would like all children to succeed at their Times Table Challenge! We will continue to work within school to learn their times tables but we would also like children to be encouraged to practise them at home. To help them practice, you'll find the full set of Times Table Challenges below.

Number Story Challenge

A1     A2     A3

Times Tables A

A1     A2     A3

Times Tables B

B1     B2

Times Tables C

C1     C2     C3

Times Tables D

D1     D2

Times Tables E

E1     E2     E3     E4     E5     E6     E7

Please click here to see our Times Table Tests.