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Children in Year 4 will be expected to sit a times table test from next year. Please see the extract below which has been taken directly from the website:


From the 2019/20 academic year onwards, all state-funded maintained schools and academies (including free schools) in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils.

The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.


The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.


Below are some fantastic websites that the children can use to practise their times tables in the same way they will be expected to do them during the test (e.g. all tables up to 12 x 12, 6 seconds to answer per question, same layout etc.). The maths frame website also tells the children the areas that they still need to work on.  All children can use this website to practise their times tables as there is a function available to choose specific tables. By the end of Year 2, the children should know their 2, 5 and 10x tables. By the end of Year 3, the children are expected to also know their 3, 4 and 8x tables

Times table racer practice grids