In June, all children in Year 4 across the country will take a statutory multiplication tables check. The check is completed online and takes about five minutes. There is no ‘pass’ rate or threshold. There is a three week window for the test to be taken from Monday 5th – Friday 16th June and we will let you know nearer the time when each class will take the test.
What is the purpose of the multiplication tables check?
How the multiplication tables check is carried out?
Specific arrangements for multiplication tables check
Children with additional needs, who have similar provision in their day-to-day learning at school, may be allotted specific arrangements, including:
Will I receive feedback on my child’s check?
Yes. Your child’s teacher will share your child’s score with you, as they would with all national curriculum assessments.
How can I support my child in preparing for their multiplication tables check?
Firstly, a positive attitude goes a long way – so as much encouragement, practice and support as possible. You could
The BBC has a number of catchy songs to use to help children remember their 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 11, and 12x times tables
The Oak Academy also has short online lessons to consolidate children’s understanding of multiplication.
If you would like to help your child practise their times tables using the format of the test itself, there are a number of online resources that are available for this. We recommend https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check. The time limit allowed for each question can be increased from 6 seconds initially, until your child is confident in answering all the questions without the pressure of time. When ready, the time limit can then be gradually reduced until your child is confident in being able to answer each question within the 6 second limit.
If you have any further questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.