Welcome to the Maths page!
Here you will find information and useful links for parents, carers and children to help practise and challenge maths skills at home!
TT Rockstars at Queenswell!
"Knowing your times tables off by heart is like being able to play a guitar behind your head – it makes you a rock star...a Times Table Rock Star!"
Speak to any rock legends or sports stars and they will tell you about the hours they have spent practising guitar chords and drumming riffs or aiming for goal or serving an ace. It's just the same with times tables – all wannabe rock stars and sports stars need to practise, practise, practise!
So, We say to you: "Pick up your hairbrush and your air guitar and become a times table ROCK STAR!"
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Information for parents:
What is TT Rockstars?
It is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice which can be accessed online. Each week, teachers will set a times table to learn and practise at home using the TT Rockstars website/ app.
What are its aims?
There is only one aim - to boost times tables recall
What are the benefits of Times Table Rock Stars?
- Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of the pupil so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question.
- The clever code behind the scenes works out which times table facts each pupil is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until pupils have mastered them.
- The programme will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce the relationship between division and multiplication.
- It makes learning the times tables fun!
You can find more information about TT Rockstars and how it can be used on the website:
and in this Parent Handbook
TT Rockstars Battle of the Bands
Each half term, the 'bands' (classes) battle to see who can score the most points on TT Rockstars. The scores have been impressive and the battles have been close. Here are the winning classes from our last battle and the highest earners from each class!
The Winning Bands
The Hall of Fame
Congratulations to these children, who scored the most points for their bands!
Year 4 :
The Next Battle...
The next TT Rockstars Battle of the Bands will be a national competition during Maths Week (9th - 11th November) called 'Rock Out 2020'
Queenswell Federation will be competing against other schools across the country to find the TT Rockstars champions! Keep practising! There will be awards for the best school, class and individual performers!
If you find learning song lyrics easy and love to sing, then try listening to these times tables songs by Mr DeMaio:
Want to help your child with maths at home?
Here are some fantastic websites which have articles, as well as fun activities and practical ideas about how you can support your child with maths at home and deepen their understanding of number and mathematical concepts.
Want to find out more about how your child is taught the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division?
Take a look at our calculation policy to see the progression in calculation skills across Key Stage 2 and how we are using concrete resources and pictures to help children have a deeper understanding of these concepts.