The Fern Hill ‘X Factor’
Last year we launched a 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 x 12 by the end of Year 4. Our aim is for all children to be secure in their facts before entering Upper Key Stage 2 and Year 5 . Knowing times tables is essential for successful learning in many other areas of maths.
How does 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 10 x
- Silver: 3, 4 and 8 x
- Gold: all tables up to 12 x 12
When the children successfully complete the timed quiz, they are 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 are for keeps and are awarded in Celebration Assembly.
Marked quiz sheets are sent home so that you know what help your child needs.
How You Can Help?
You can use the practice sheets posted here to help your child to learn their times table facts. These sheets will also help your child to become familiar with the type of questions that will be in the quiz.