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Maths learning at home

Please click below to see how you can support your child at home with Maths. This will also show you what they will be learning throughout the year and will help you support your child with the strategies we teach. In the summer term we will send these booklets home with your child so they can familiarise themselves with what they will be learning, ready for the next academic year. 

~~Times Tables Rock Stars~~

When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts a child remembers, the easier it is for them to complete harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help children master the times tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star they need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!

 

World famous rock musicians are the best at what they do because they've spent hours practising guitar chords, writing music or playing on the drums. It's just the same with times tables – all Times Table Rock Stars need to practise and practise and practise.

 

Research shows that daily practice is the best strategy for children to learn these important facts.  Short bursts of daily practice are much more effective than spending hours once a week.

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