Every child in KS2 has a Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) account and we encourage children to regularly access this app/website to support their fluency and accuracy with multiplication tables.
The following are the expectations with regards to children learning their times tables:
- By the end of year 2, all children need to learn their 2x, 5x and 10x tables fluently.
- By the end of year 3, all children need to continue to practise their 2x, 5x and 10x tables but to also learn their 3x, 4x and 8x tables.
- By the end of year 4, children should learn the 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12 x tables so that they able able to recall multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. For example, 7 x 6 = 42. Also 42 ÷ 7 = 6. All children sit the National Multiplication Tables Check at the end of Year 4.
- Throughout Year 5 and 6, children need to practise and consolidate their knowledge of multiplication facts and the associated division skills – they need to maintain their speed and accuracy for both multiplication and division and then link this knowledge to areas such as finding fractions of amounts and working out percentages.