Times Tables

Welcome to the Times tables page.

This year your child will be Multiplication Table Check.  The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for all year 4 pupils registered at state-funded maintained schools, special schools or academies (including free schools) in England. The check will be completed in June this year.

The most common questions are:

1. What is the purpose?

The purpose of the check is to determine whether your child can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help your child’s school to identify if your child may need additional support.

2. What is the multiplication tables check?

It is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions. Your child will be able to answer 3 practice questions before taking the actual check. They will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

3. What can I do to help?

We will be doing daily multiplications in class. However, I understand you may have questions about how you can help at home. But that's the thing about mutiplication, you can check it anywhere! Quick fire fluency quesitons on a drive, walk or even at tea time! 

Times Tables Rockstar

If you are unsure what Times Tables Rockstar (TTRS) is, click HERE to get an overview. 

Please be aware, that if your child wants to play 'Jamming' then they choose their own mutliplication to check. This is helpful when wanting to learn specific multiplications. However, we want to ensure we are progressing through recalling all Times Tables therefore games mode such as Gig, Garage and Soundcheck are more suitable. 

Sound Check replicates the MTC style, 25 questions, allowing 6 seconds for each question.

BBC Supermovers

Catchy songs that will check multiplications.

If you do require any more information, please download the document below which includes more FAQ. Additionally, please don't hesitate to pop in to chat to me in school. 

Files to Download

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

School Ln

Main Contact: Georgia Whiteman or Nicola Cox

Tel: 01772 612495

SEN Contact: Rebecca Catterall and Di Regan

SEN Email: senco@longton.lancs.sch.uk