Times Tables Rock Star
Today your child has had an assembly on a new Maths programme we are going to be using in KS2. We believe Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help children master the times tables. When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.
The programme has an aim of helping children to be a Times Table Rock Star within 20 weeks. In order to do this they will need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds! To achieve this aim we ask that your child does a little bit of times table practice every night. It is thought that short bursts of daily practise are more effective than spending hours once a week.
Over the course of the next few months, your child WILL get faster and more accurate with the times tables as they follow a plan.
It’s helpful to understand that the quicker your child can answer a times tables question, the higher their Rock Status. Every child starts as a ‘wannabe’ and as their recall becomes quicker by the second, they will progress through different rock statuses. We will celebrate each child’s success in our good work assembly where they will receive a certificate to show their progress.
Within the next few days, your child will receive their username and password. The children should have already accessed the programme online in school, through the website and the app, to check their details work. At home the children can access TTRockstars on a laptop, computer, iPad/tablet or mobile phone via the website www.ttrockstars.com or on the app, which is free to download from app stores.
Thank you for taking the time to read this information and I hope you feel the programme will be beneficial to your child’s confidence when tackling the challenges of times tables. Please feel free to contact your child’s Maths teacher or myself if you wish to discuss the programme or have any questions.
I hope you see how enjoyable this programme is and appreciate the impact it will have within a short period of time.
Miss Vickers (Maths subject leader)