At Littleport Community Primary School we are committed to delivering a lively and engaging mathematics curriculum.
We believe that maths gives children a powerful set of tools to help them understand the world around them. These tools include logical reasoning and problem solving skills, as well as essential basic skills of calculation and number work. We also believe that children learn best when they make links between maths and real life. We aim to provide children with the opportunity to use their mathematical thinking across the curriculum and as part of their outdoor learning.
This page will give you the chance to see some of the exciting maths we have been doing at Littleport. There are also useful website links and a downloadable version of our new calculation policy.
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. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables! Remember: children in Y2 need to know the 2s, 5s and 10s; children in Y3 need to know the 3s, 4s and 8s; and children should know up to 12 x 12 by the end of Y4!
Although there will be some opportunities to use TT Rock Stars in school, we are limited by a packed curriculum and availability of technology so where possible, we are asking for your support in accessing this at home. Playing for just 5 minutes 3 or 4 times a week could really improve times table recall.
Children can play online via the website https://play.ttrockstars.com/. You may also download an App for the Iphone/Ipad or Android App through which your child may practice.
This video shows Miss Hoal giving you a quick guide to using TT Rock Stars.
Garage – This is the main mode the children should play. The questions will only come from the times tables your child needs to work on. As pupils start to answer questions, TT Rock Stars works out which facts they take longer on and will give them more of these questions to answer.
Studio - the questions in the Studio can be anything from 2x2 up to 12x12. TT Rock Stars calculates each the mean speed from their last 10 games in the Studio and translates into a Rock Status.
Soundcheck – This is designed to mimic the Multiplication Tables Check in Y4 so it features 25 questions with 6 seconds to answer each question. We recommend that this is only played by Y4-6.