Little and often is better than a long session once a week. Alongside the use of TTRS,we understand the importance that we teach strategies to build on conceptual understanding, progressive steps can be found on the HCAT calculation policy.
5. How do we track and assess times tables?
After pupils have completed their baseline, they will have their own personalised heatmap. These should be analysed by the class teacher to ensure personalised times tables are set for specific groups. Pupils have a personal tracker which they will fill in 3 times over the month along with their speed.
This is an example of the tracker that we use at Mapplewell to ensure we know which pupils require extra practice and support to be ready for the Multiplication Check.
Over the course of the term pupils should gain confidence in their set times tables when using the ‘garage’ feature.
On a termly basis (half termly for Y3 & 4) pupils should take the ‘soundcheck’ assessment to evaluate their progress towards the expected standard. The ‘soundcheck’ replicates the test Y4 pupils will be taking nationally.
This is a snapshot taken from the 'soundcheck' mode which will help pupils to prepare for the Multiplication Tables Check in Year 4.