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Katherine Semar Schools - Times Table Award System

 

It is vital that children are fluent with multiplication facts in order to help them solve mathematical problems accurately and confidently. We have reviewed and updated our school times tables award system to further motivate and support our children to learn these number facts with rapid mental recall.

 

 

Year Group Expectations (by the end of the year)

 

Year Group Times Tables
Two 2, 5, 10
Three 3, 4, 8
Four 6, 7, 9, 11, 12
Five Mixed
Six Time Challenge & Ultimate Challenge

 

The National Curriculum specifies that pupils should fluently recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4. From the 2019/20 academic year onwards, schools in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils.

 

Award System

The times table system consists of five stages:

 

1. Multiplication – multiplication facts in and out of order (4 tests – see below for details)

Once all four multiplication challenges have been successfully achieved, you are awarded the title of Master. To show your Master status, a badge will be available to purchase from the school office for £1.

 

2. Division – division facts in and out of order (4 tests – see below for details)

Once all four division challenges have been successfully achieved you are awarded the title of Advanced Master. To show your Advanced Master status, a badge will be available to purchase from the school office for £1.

 

3. Mixed – mixed multiplication and division facts (3 tests – see below for details)

Once all three mixed challenges have been successfully achieved you are awarded the title of Grand Master. To show your Grand Master status, a badge will be available to purchase from the school office for £1.

 

4. Time Challenge – mixed multiplication and division facts in reducing time scales (3 tests - see below for details)

Once all three time challenges have been successfully achieved you are awarded the title of Supreme Grand Master. To show your Supreme Grand Master status, a badge will be available to purchase from the school office for £1.

 

5. Ultimate Challenge – mixture of times tables application to prime, square, root numbers, fractions, decimals, two digit X/÷ by a one digit number, etc. (3 tests)

Once all three ultimate challenges have been successfully achieved you are awarded the title of Legend. To show your Legend status, a badge will be awarded to you in a Friday Celebration Assembly provided by the school.

 

Times Tables Tests

  Content Award Time allocation

Multiplication Challenge A

2, 5, 10 multiplication facts in and out of order

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes 36 seconds in order

3 minutes 36 seconds out of order

(6 seconds per question)

Total = 7 minutes 12 seconds

Multiplication Challenge B

3, 4, 8 multiplication facts in and out of order

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes 36 seconds in order

3 minutes 36 seconds out of order

(6 seconds per question)

Total = 7 minutes 12 seconds

Multiplication Challenge C

6, 7, 9 multiplication facts in and out of order

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes 36 seconds in order

3 minutes 36 seconds out of order

(6 seconds per question)

Total = 7 minutes 12 seconds

Multiplication Challenge D

11 and 12 multiplication facts in and out of order

Master Award Badge (purchase from school office)

Certificate

6 House Points

2 minutes 24 seconds in order

2 minutes 24 seconds out of order

(6 seconds per question)

Total – 4 minutes 48 seconds

Master

Division Challenge A

2, 5, 10 division facts in and out of order

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes 36 seconds in order

3 minutes 36 seconds out of order

(6 seconds per question)

Total = 7 minutes 12 seconds

Division Challenge B

3, 4, 8 division facts in and out of order

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes 36 seconds in order

3 minutes 36 seconds out of order

(6 seconds per question)

Total = 7 minutes 12 seconds

Division Challenge C

6, 7, 9 division facts in and out of order

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes 36 seconds in order

3 minutes 36 seconds out of order

(6 seconds per question)

Total = 7 minutes 12 seconds

Division Challenge D

11 and 12 division facts in and out of order

Advanced Master Award Badge (purchase from school office)

Certificate

6 House Points

 

 

2 minutes 24 seconds in order

2 minutes 24 seconds out of order

(6 seconds per question)

Total – 4 minutes 48 seconds

Advanced Master

Mixed Challenge A

Mixed multiplication and division facts

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes per section, 3 sections (5 seconds per question)

Total = 9 minutes

Mixed Challenge B

Mixed multiplication and division facts

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes per section, 3 sections (5 seconds per question)

Total = 9 minutes

Mixed Challenge C

Mixed multiplication and division facts

Grand Master Badge (purchase from school office)

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes per section, 3 sections (5 seconds per question)

Total = 9 minutes

Grand Master

Time Challenge A

70 mixed multiplication and division facts

Certificate

6 House Points

Total = 5 minutes

(4.2 seconds per question)

Time Challenge B

100 mixed multiplication and division facts

Certificate

6 House Points

Total = 5 minutes

(3 seconds per question)

Time Challenge C

120 mixed multiplication and division facts

Supreme Grand Master Badge (purchase from school office)

Certificate

6 House Points

Total = 5 minutes

(2.5 seconds per question)

Supreme Grand Master

Ultimate Challenge A

Mixture of application to prime and square numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, two digit X/÷ by a one digit number, etc.

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes 36 seconds per section, 3 sections, 36 questions per section

(6 seconds per question)

Total = 10 minutes 48 seconds

Ultimate Challenge B

Mixture of application to prime and square numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, two digit X/÷ by a one digit number, etc.

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes 36 seconds per section, 3 sections, 36 questions per section

(6 seconds per question)

Total = 10 minutes 48 seconds

Ultimate Challenge C

Mixture of application to prime and square numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, two digit X/÷ by a one digit number, etc.

Legend (provided by school)

Certificate

6 House Points

3 minutes 36 seconds per section, 3 sections, 36 questions per section

(6 seconds per question)

Total = 10 minutes 48 seconds

Legend

 

Time allocations are in line with the National Curriculum expectations and MTC at the end of year 4. Time allowances may be made where appropriate for children on the SEND register to meet individual needs.

 

 

 

Testing

At the end of each half term, the children will be tested on their next award challenge(s). These tests will not be limited to one challenge per half term if your child is ready to move on to the challenge(s) they will be able to do so e.g. take the Multiplication Challenge A (2,5,10 x tables) and Multiplication Challenge B (3,4,8 x tables). In addition to half termly tests, if your child has been practising for their next Challenge award and feels ready to take the next test they will be able to do so. In these circumstances, your child must inform their teacher so that they or another member of staff can give them time to complete the test(s) they have been practicing for.

 

Developing Fluency

Times tables can be supported by parents/carers at home and should be encouraged. This will ensure the importance of learning times tables is enhanced and its profile is raised within school. In addition it will encourage fluidity throughout school. We recommend using the following apps and websites:

• TT Rockstars (all children in Year 2-6 have a log in)

• Maths Rockx EDU - Times Tables!

• Squeebles Times Tables 2

• Hit the Button Maths

• TimesX Multiplication Tester (Times Table Trainer)

• https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

• https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Times Tables Tests

 

To help pupils pass each test, they are available as a download, below. 

The Ultimate Challenge C test will be uploaded in the near future.
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