Times Tables at Hollington

At Hollington Primary Academy it is essential that our children have a secure grasp on their times tables because we accept that a knowledge of, and fluency with, times tables is fundamental and underpins a wide variety of mathematical concepts. National Curriculum 2014 states that: ‘By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table.’


Our approach to times table teaching is progressive, making connections between different times tables, culminating in children knowing up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. At Hollington, we teach specific times tables, and inverse operations, in specific year groups, refer to the table for more information. 

Within the academy, times tables will be discretely taught during the school day for between 10 and 15 minutes a day.

Year Children will learn...                                                            
2 x2, x5 and x10.
3 x3, x4 and x8.
4 x6, x7, x9, x11 and x12.
5 & 6 all times tables, including the inverse operation


Times Table Wrist Bands

When the children have mastered a times table and can demonstrate rapid recall of the times table facts, they will be rewarded with a times table wrist band.

Beware! Any child wearing a band around the academy could be challenged by an adult to show off their rapid recall skills!


Times Table Rock Stars

As an academy we subscribe to Times Table Rock Stars.  This is an online times table package that will allow our children to practise their times tables in an engaging and fun way!

The aim of the platform is to allow children to develop their times table knowledge, resulting in great table recall and high levels of confidence in mathematics. All activities are based on games that practise the children’s rapid recall of multiplication facts. Within the platform children can compete against each other, as well as against our teachers. To top it all off the children are even given a rock avatar alter ego! Check it out today and get rocking!

Please note: if your child has lost their log in information, please discuss this with your child’s class teacher.