Here at Bishop Lonsdale, we love maths. It’s a fantastic subject to learn and to teach which is why we introduced TT Rockstars to help children improve their times tables both at home and in school. Maths is a big subject and we appreciate that there’s more to it than times tables and there’s more to times tables than learning them off by heart. However, a lot of the rich, interesting maths is all about the multiplicative relationships and these are hard to fully grasp without fluent recall of the tables. For that reason, learning the tables is fundamental – they are a key facilitator to the maths that sits on top. We’ve always believed that.
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables and help them reach the goal of being able to answer any times table (up to 12 x 12) in under 3 seconds.
TT Rockstars is also linked to our updated times tables system; teachers are able to target the children’s home learning to the stage that they are at in their weekly class assessments.
It is part of the school homework policy that children in Years 2-6 are practising their times tables weekly; this is a fun and easy way for the children to complete this and the top coin earner and the most improved Rockstar will soon be praised in assemblies.
The children can access TT Rockstars easily online; we have included a guide below on how to access this. We appreciate your support with helping your child improve their times tables. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if…
- You have username or password issues
- Something isn’t working or you’re not sure how it works
- You have a suggestion
- You have something nice to say about ttrockstars.com!
To relaunch the Times Tables Rock Stars learning platform, we will be holding a Rock Stars day on Wednesday 9th February 2022. Children and staff are encouraged to dress up as a rock star on the day, rocking their air guitars! During the day, we will also be launching the Bishop Times Tables Challenge, inviting pupils to learn their tables so that they are ready to take part in class competitions.
If you need inspiration, the website, https://ttrockstars.com has lots of dressing up ideas. We look forward to seeing you all dressed up on the day!