Times Tables

Knowing times table facts and how they work is a fundamental part of Mathematics. They link into many areas of Maths and are essential knowledge to success in later stages of education. The National Curriculum sets out that pupils should know all times tables up to 12 x 12 including inverse division facts by the end of year 4.

Year 1: 

Reference in NC Objectives: 1, 2, 5 and 10 times tables
End of Year Expectation: 1, 2, 5 and 10 times tables

Year 2: 

Reference in NC Objectives: 2,3 and 5 times tables
End of Year Expectation: 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables including division facts

Year 3: 

Reference in NC Objectives: 4 and 8 times tables
End of Year Expectation: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 times tables including division facts

Year 4: 

Reference in NC Objectives: 6, 7 and 9 times tables. Recall multiplication and division facts for times tables up to 12 x 12
End of Year Expectation: Recall and use all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12

Years 5 & 6: 

Reference in NC Objectives: Not explicitly mentioned as the standard of knowing all is already expected.
End of Year Expectation: Recall and use all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12

 

At Bentley High Street, we are committed to children being as secure as possible as early as possible. Therefore, every year group from 1-6 practise times tables for 15 minutes daily. Classes will have a times table of the week and daily practice is encouraged. 

At the end of Year 4, children will complete a short online fluency check to see whether they have met this standard. This includes 25 questions with a time limit of 6 seconds per question. The best practice for this would be to use the 'soundcheck' function on Times Table Rockstars. 

Here are some links and tasks that can be done at home to support their learning in schools. 

Times Table Rockstars
This can be downloaded onto any phone or tablet as an app for free but children need to use their log in details provided by their teacher. Through this, children can battle other classes, each other or just practise their speed. 

Learn Times Tables
This can be accessed online for free! This goes through a 5 step plan with pupils to learn their times table of choice. Each step is designed to help them remember the times table and involves matching, ordering and repeating. There are also memory games, speed tests and diplomas to be won! This website also features 13 free online games for children. 

Top Marks
This website is completely free and has 14 different online games for practising times tables.

Oxford Owl
Different online games for children to access for free and advice for parents on how children learn times tables best. 

Homework Help
Over 30 interactive free games!

Some Fun Times Table Activities to try at home as a Family
Times Table Bingo