Last week Miss Wollaston led a special assembly all about times tables. Before we went into assembly, everyone was given a number on paper – it caused much excitement! There were even some special ones with secret squares and triangles drawn on them.
As we were arriving, there were times tables questions with numbers missing, up on the big screen for us to solve. Our job was to figure out what numbers were missing, and then tell Miss Wollaston what we thought they were by showing our number cards.
After that, she picked all the children, who had the secret squares and triangles on their pieces of paper, to come up to the front. It was a mini competition: triangles against the squares. They were tasked to answer some tricky multiplication questions and fight for points!
Once the quiz was over, Miss Wollaston explained that everyone has the chance to earn rewards for knowing their times tables – bronze, silver, gold, platinum levels and finally, if you’re a complete master, diamond status! Once you have achieved your status for the year your task is to get quicker, increasing your speed of recall.
Miss Wollaston has signed our school up to ‘Times Table Rockstars’ which is a great fun way to practise. https://ttrockstars.com/login Remember to get your log in from your teachers to enable you to play at home. Try and improve your rockstar status – good luck!
Alex, Freddie and George