At Bloxwich Academy, we want all of our pupils to have great recall of their times tables so that they can make good progress in mathematics. This can be hampered by many factors, two of which are having low confidence in maths and having poor recall of times tables.
We are always striving to achieve more and recognise that parents are supportive of this too. Because of this, all children in KS2 now have access to Times Table Rockstars to help them practise their times tables.
Times Table Rockstars is an online programme for times table practice that is both effective and motivational. It gives children the access to improve their speed of recall and, should they wish, to compete against their classmates and children around the world.
When it comes to times tables, speed and accuracy are important – bursts of daily practice are more effective than spending hours once a week. And this is where parents come in. For your child to be fully motivated and for them to get the best out of the practice, they need your help.
Without your praise and your reminders, without you sitting down next to them or checking their work, practising times tables will not feel important to your child and the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Please encourage your child to play the game at home regularly over the next few weeks to develop a regular habit that will assist their mathematics, just as daily reading helps propel their reading and writing.
Times Tables Rockstars can be easily accessed with internet browsers or alternatively with phones and tablets using the Times Table Rockstar app. For internet browsers, visit https://ttrockstars.com/ for apps, visit the App/Play Store.
Contact your child’s teacher if…
- You have username or password issues
- Something isn’t working or you’re not sure how it works
- You have a complaint or a suggestion
- You have something nice to say about ttrockstars.com!