Times Tables Tournament
Houses go head to head!
Every Friday the whole school will take part in a stars times table tournament. They will take a small test on the times tables they have been learning throughout the week in their classes. Scores are then added up and during Mondays assembly the winning house is announced. The house with the highest score will get a non-uniform day at the end of term.
We are really excited to introduce our new individual awards for pupils who have achieved certain times tables and number bonds. They will be awarded a certificate and a badge in celebration assembly. Please see the link below outlining the awards and which times tables the children need to be practicing. The teacher will inform the children which star they need to be working towards at school and at home. Please practice the times tables with your child daily for at least 10 minutes each day, this could be done on the way to school. There are lots of Apps that can be downloaded to make it more fun for your child. One of our favourites is 'Hit the button' on Topmarks (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/), they can go against the clock, record their score and then see if they can beat it next time. The children also enjoy TTRockSTars which they can log onto at home to practice.
We really need parents on board to help make times tables part of their child's daily routine. Times tables can help your child to understand other Mathematical concepts. Knowing their times tables can also help your child more readily grasp other important aspects of maths, such as fractions, division and percentages.