Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
The Department for Education (DfE) have now made the testing of Times Tables (x1 to x12) a statutory requirement for Year 4 pupils, starting in June 2020, with a purpose to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.
Horsenden Primary Schools Year 4 pupils took part in the MTC pilot in June 2019, obtaining fantastic results. Our Times Table Project is now in full swing across year groups 1 to 5, to ensure that all pupils are making continued progress to be able to recall the multiplication tables from 1 to 12.
We have signed up to a new programme called Times Table Rockstars (TTRockstars) and this can be used at home for pupils to practise their times tables. This subscription will supplement the explicit teaching that we are doing in school.
For more information, that is year group specific, please go to the required year group page and click on 'TTRockstars' under 'Letter to parents'.
Maths Mastery Readiness