We have introduced a times table achievement system at Westacre to improve their knowledge of the times tables and to create a bit of competition and enjoyment in numeracy. Knowing your times tables up to 12 x 12 is now expected by the end of the year 4. When the children are secure in their times tables, other aspects of numeracy will become easier.
Twice a week as a starter, the children will try to achieve bronze, silver or gold in each of the times tables up to 12 x 12. The bronze, silver and gold awards are judged on the time taken to complete the sheet. Once the children have achieved all of the tables in a particular category (both the multiplying facts and the division facts) then they will receive a certificate in assembly and points for their house.
This system will continue throughout the school until the children have achieved gold.
Please see the list of achievers below... who will be the first to achieve gold?