The Fern Hill ‘X Factor’
We have launching a new maths challenge for children in Years 2,3 and 4. Children in these year groups are required to know their times tables up to 12 x12 by the end of Year 4. Our aim is for all children to be secure in their facts before entering Upper Key Stage 2. Knowing times tables supports many other areas of maths.
How Will It Work?
Every week/two weeks – depending on need and timetabling –the children will complete a times times table quiz. There will be 3 levels:
- Bronze: 2,5 and 10x
- Silver: 3,4 and 8 x
- Gold: all tables up to 12 x 12
When the children successfully complete the timed quiz, they will be presented with a badge to wear in school.
Children will only wear one badge at a time so when they pass the silver level they must return the bronze badge.
Gold badges will be for keeps and will be awarded in Celebration Assembly.
Marked quiz sheets will be sent home so that you know what help your child needs.
How You Can Help
There will be links on the school website that can help your child to learn their facts.
Example questions will also be available to print and practise for each of the times tables. This will help your child to become familiar with the type of questions that will be in the quiz.
We really hope that this will really encourage the children to get learning these important times tables.
Thanks for your support!
See the times tables below!