Today is our second Timestables rockstars day and we have got off to a great start!
We thought it would be useful to go through how times tables a re taught at WCPS. There is a presentation on our website which you can view here.
"How do we learn times tables? Is chanting enough?"
Rote learning isn't enough to help children recall or apply their tables facts and a strategy-based approach is required to allow children to understand and make use of the properties of and connections within maths.
What are the expectations of my child?
EYFS focus on the development of number patterns and repeated addition.
Y1 pupils will explore 2, 5 and 10 times tables throughout the year.
Y2 pupils will be taught 2, 5, 10, with the more able also covering 3 times tables.
Y3 will continue to work on 2, 5 and 10 times tables and also 4 and 8's.
Y4 pupils should know all the times tables – they will need regular practise opportunities and should be able to mix times tables confidently.
Y5 and 6 pupils will continue to rehearse and develop their times table skills using larger numbers.
Over today we held a live festival battle during our Smartie Pants assembly and children have been competing against their class and teachers! We can't wait to see the leaderboard at the end of today! We will tweet it and will be sending out certificates in the post as well as updating our leaderboard red carpet display in school!