Multiplication Check (Year 4)
The teaching and learning of Times Tables continues to be a big focus at Hillcross. Towards the end of this year, every year 4 child will take part in the Statutory Multiplication Check. Schools will have a 3-week check window in June to administer this assessment. Teachers will have the flexibility to administer the check to individual pupils, small groups or a whole class at the same time.
Our aim is that every child in Year 4 will have the knowledge they need to pass the check (a lovely recognition of their hard work) but also because knowing and applying multiplication facts is a crucial aspect of developing your child’s knowledge and understanding in mathematics. This skill allows them to unlock many other concepts in their maths learning (from shape and space, money and statistics and algebra) and is an essential skill that is utilised in a range of problem solving, including real world maths.
Children in Year 4 are taught all of their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12, building upon known facts taught in Years 1, 2 and 3. Your child will have regular opportunities to practise and deepen their knowledge of multiplication facts at school but to fully secure their knowledge and make the best possible progress, support and practice at home is crucial too. To support your child at home please look for every opportunity throughout the day for your child to practise their Times Tables.
Times Tables Rockstars is a fantastic online platform where children can practise their multiplication and division facts. Click the link to take you to the website: https://ttrockstars.com/. Children in Years 3 - 6 have all been issued with their usernames and passwords.
My login details do not work. What shall I do?
The login consists of 6 letters and their password consists of 3 letters.
Please communicate with your child(ren)'s team teacher via their communication book if you need new login details.
Please note: if you are using a new device, you may be asked to type in the school's name (Hillcross Primary School). Then, you will be able to log in with your children's details.