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Times Tables

At Castlecombe we realise the importance of children knowing their times tables. Times tables set the foundation for a child to learn more advanced mathematics later on and any child who falls behind with multiplication may have more trouble catching up later.

PiXL Times Table App 

We encourage your child/children to practise their times tables as much as possible in order to help improve their attainment in maths.

To help facilitate this further we have set up all children from Years 1 to Year 6 on an app called ‘PiXL Times Table’. It can be accessed on any PC, or on any mobile or tablet device (although you will need to download a free app from your App Store for the latter two). You can find more details here

The app allows children to practice any times tables up to 12 x 12, test themselves against the clock, earn trophies and even compete against other children in a times table race!

The school ID is CL5702. Each pupil has been given their unique username and password.

  Times Table Focus for Each Year Group
Year 1 Doubles of numbers from 1 – 10, counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
Year 2 2, 5 and 10 times tables and related division facts
Year 3 3, 4 and 8 times tables and related division facts
Year 4 All times tables up to 12 x 12 and related division facts
Year 5 & 6

Revise all times tables (up to 12 x 12) and further develop division facts.

Apply times tables fluently into formal written methods

Multiply 3 or more digit numbers by 1 and 2 digit numbers

 

Additional ways you can help your child to learn their times tables at home:

  • Download times tables sung to music, or even a rap
  • When you are out and about, look for numbers everywhere and then ask your child times table related facts about them
  • Find out from your child’s teacher which times tables they are having trouble with
  • Make flashcards of the times tables at home with your child – set aside a time each day to sit down together and practice. Making the flashcards is also a learning exercise, since your child will need to know the answer to each multiplication problem before writing it on the back of the flashcard.
  • Enlist the aid of your family. Agree to ask each other random times tables throughout the day when your child is around to hear. Race to see who can answer the problem first. Your child will enjoy beating you and other family members to the answer.