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Times Tables

Being fluent with times tables facts is extremely important if children are to be successful mathematicians. The national expectation is that children should know all the times tables facts to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.

The document below provides a useful indication of when children should have learnt each times table:

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The programmes of study from the National Curriculum state the year group expectations as follows:

        In Year 2: Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

        In Year 3: Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

        In Year 4: Recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12.

As the children continue with their learning in KS2, a lot of the rich, interesting maths is all about the multiplicative relationships and these are hard to fully grasp without fluent recall of the tables. In 2020, the Year 4 children (our present Year 3s) will be asked to sit a Multiplication Tables Check. This check will consist of 25 questions, up to 12×12. The children will get 6 seconds from the time the question appears to input their answer on a computer. This means that children must be able to read, recall and enter their response within the given time. There will be a focus on questions from the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 times tables. A useful link to try a similar check is

Here are some links to some fun times tables games:

Hit the Button          Beatbox Tables          Moon Maths          Penguin Jump

The following songs are a fun way to help children to learn the times tables facts. There is also a list of audio files below:

Times Tables Ideas

Click on the following link for ideas and activities to further support your child in learning their times tables:

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X-Factor Maths

To help improve children’s mental recall of number facts and times tables, we have introduced X-Factor challenges which will take place in class on Friday mornings. This is how it works…

  • There are different rounds associated with the X-Factor TV programme. The level of difficulty increases with each round
  • Each round has a time limit of 5 minutes
  • To move to the next round your child must achieve 90% or more, three times
  • Each time your child achieves 90%, they will receive a certificate in assembly
  • There will also be special certificates for children who beat their score over successive weeks
  • The table below outlines where your child should aim to reach by the end of their year group



Types of Questions


Number of questions in 5 minutes


(Year 1)

Addition and Subtraction to 10

Doubling and Halving

4 + ? = 10

10 - ? = 5

Halve 4 = ?



(Year 2)

x2, 5, 10

4 x 5 = ?

2 x 8 = ?


Judges’ Houses

(Year 3)

All x/÷ up to 12x12

8 x 7 = ?

30 ÷ ? = 6


Live Shows

(Year 4)

All x/÷ up to 12x12

8 x 7 = ?

30 ÷ ? = 6


Live Tour

(Year 5)

Multiples of 10, 100 for all x/÷ up to 12x12

80 x 7 = ?

3000 ÷ ? = 6


Record Deal

(Year 6)

Decimals for all x/÷ up to 12x12

0.8 x 7 = ?

0.3 ÷ ? = 0.06


Album Deal

(Year 6)

Fractions and Percentages

¾ of 56 = ?

80% of 180 = ?



 02 Two Times Table.m4aDownload
 03 Three Times Table.m4aDownload
 04 Four Times Table.m4aDownload
 05 Five Times Tabe.m4aDownload
 06 Six Times Table.m4aDownload
 07 Seven Times Table.m4aDownload
 08 Eight Times Table.m4aDownload
 09 Nine Times Table.m4aDownload
 10 Ten Times Table.m4aDownload
 11 Eleven Times Table.m4aDownload
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We will teach children to understand the facts but it is then really important they learn the facts by heart.  This will enable them to us these facts in other areas of Maths (such as written methods of multiplication and division).   In Year 2 and Year 6, the children will sit an Arithmetic test. In Year 4, the children will sit a Times Tables test. All these facts will be vital to enable them to be fluent when answering these questions. 

The link to the X-Factor sheets is below so that you may practise at home:

 X-Factor Maths.pdfDownload
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