Maths Club & Times Table Booklets
Maths Club is a mental mathematics initiative that was introduced across the school in September 2013. The aim of Maths Club is to raise standards across the school. Please find more information on Thameside's Maths Club below. You can also download some of our Maths Clubs sheets below if you'd like to practice at home with your child.
Times Table Booklets
For September 2021, we have introduced a new times table scheme to help children consolidate their knowledge and understanding of their times tables. Schools in our Mobius Maths Hub that have used this particular approach have seen a big increase in children's multiplication knowledge and confidence when using this teaching style in class. This has resulted in children entering UKS2 with a deeper, embedded understanding enabling them to access the curriculum more easily.
Children will be introduced to each times table in depth in a focused lesson, learning both the multiplication and division facts. Each day, they will focus on one times table fact as well as completing one test in their booklet. Children will spend roughly 3-4 weeks on each times table.
From September 2021, children will either be continuing with Maths Club or starting their times tables lessons:
Year 1 · Children learn about repeated addition and links to multiplication, e.g. 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8 which is the same as 4 x 2 = 8
Year 2 · Children begin Maths Club (Amber/Yellow) and children use 2, 5 and 10 Times Table Booklets
Year 3 · Children continue using the Times Table Booklets (no Maths Club)
Year 4 · Big focus on Times Table lessons/Booklets to ensure children have times table fluency before they enter upper KS2. This will also support preparation for the Multiplication Tables Check during the Summer Term https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/multiplication-tables-check
Year 5 · Children start using Maths Club again (Turquoise/Blue) and use Times Table Booklets as/when needed
Year 6 · Children continue using Maths Club and use Times Table Booklets as/when needed
Below you can find PDF copies of each Times Table Booklet. You are welcome to download and use at home with your child to consolidate their learning. Children are given 2 minutes to compete each test and must work their work down the columns answering each question in order. When marking, we strongly recommend saying each times table and answer out loud, getting your child to repeat this back while they mark their answers.
You can also find practice versions of the government MTC on the following web links: