Times Tables Rock Stars
We have bought into 'Times Tables Rocks Stars' and will be using this in school to support children with the retention of both times tables and division facts. It is a fun way for children to learn and they have taken to it with great enthusiasm. As part of the package, we have secured home access for children in Years 1 to 6.
The site is accessible from any web browser or via an app on a tablet or iPad.
Web Site Link click here for child logon access
To find out more about Times Tables Rock Stars click here
Download the Times Tables Rock Stars App for apple products click here
The children will have opportunities to practise their skills at school but for success to be maximised, it would be ideal if children used the program regularly at home too. Practising times tables and associated division facts every day or as regularly as possible really helps to embed and support the retention of facts. The quick recall of times tables is essential once children begin to calculate and use column methods - without these facts at their finger tips, the process is very slow.
If you can encourage your children to play on the 'Garage Section' at home, this area focuses on the times tables their teacher has identified for each child/class. There is the opportunity for children to explore other areas such as playing 'battles'/competitions or enter festivals with other students. As children play 'Times Table Rock Stars' they collect coins which can then be used in the virtual shop to buy new things for their personal avatar.
All children from Year 1 to Year 6 have been given a unique logon. They are given a unique rockstar name to protect their identity online.
The link is also on the Giles Brook website and can be accessed from the 'Welcome' page - just scroll down to find it on the right hand side.