We will not be setting any Mathletics homework over the Christmas break but please carry on practising your times tables on TT Rockstars.
The children will be set 3/4 activities each week. These will be set on a Wednesday due in the following Monday. Please visit https://login.mathletics.com/. Usernames and passwords are in your child's reading record.
At Parents Evening many parents have mentioned that TT Rockstars still seems too easy and is still not moving up the times tables as the children learn them. This is resulting in some children not enjoying the programme. If we can ask you persevere for the time being and then after the Christmas break we will review it and possible manually move the children onto specific times tables.
Please remember that there are many other ways to learn the times tables (I really the listening to ones turned into rock songs!!) and many free apps that can also help the children learn them.
Many of you have been in contact requesting that we make the times tables more difficult on TT Rockstars. The programme is set on an auto-training mode which means that as your child gets quicker and more accurate on each level it will automatically alter the times tables being tested. Consequently, the more your child practises and the quicker they become, more challenging times tables will be introduced.
It is also important to stress that there are many other ways your child can practise their times tables, for example, writing them out, saying or singing them and they can practise any times tables they find tricky in this way.
The children will be set 20 sessions of garage each week. These will also be set on a Wednesday due the following Monday. Please visit https://play.ttrockstars.com/. Usernames and passwords are in your child's reading record.