Times Table Rock Stars
Thank you for the wonder effort made transforming KS1 and KS2 pupils into rock stars yesterday. The children had a fantastic time kicking off ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ which is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables. Yesterday, high quality maths discussions could be heard across the school as our pupils completed a variety of engaging times table related activities: treasure hunts, puzzles, investigations and even making their own times table rock music videos. All children spent time on the laptops logging into the website so that they became familiar with the platform.
Yesterday, your child should have brought home a letter explaining how the game works, how to log in and a copy of their log in details. There is also a copy of this on the school website. If your child forgets their password, please see their class teacher who can retrieve this for them. The game is also available as a free APP for android and apple tablets. Once downloaded, your child needs to log on with the details provided by their class teacher.
From the statistics, we can see that many children went home last night to play on the game in many of the modes, including ‘battling’ other children from around the world. We already have a few ‘Rock Stars’ who have achieved a mean speed of under 3 seconds per question , demonstrating a great times table fact knowledge. The ultimate status is ‘Rock Hero’ which you achieve when you can answer times table and division questions in less than 1 second. As children progress through school, the maths content becomes more difficult and children who struggle with basic number skills will find the work more challenging. Therefore, we are encouraging the children to undertake short bursts of practise on a daily basis on TTRS or trough chanting times tables, playing other games or writing them down. Thank you for your continued support.
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