Numbots and TT Rockstars
NumBots is an online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths.
- Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.
- Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.
Children are given log ins from Year 1. The programme is predominately used in years 1 and 2, though can be accessed in years 1-6.
Children years 1 and 2 can compete to win weekly certificates given out in Friday’s celebration assembly. These are awarded for biggest improvements in accuracy, coins earned and correct answers.
To play log onto play.numbots.com or download the app.
Times Tables Rock Stars
When it comes to times tables, speed and accuracy are important. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help children master their times tables.
Children are explicitly taught times tables in school and children are encouraged to practise these at home, though methods including games, songs, chants and TTRS.
In Year 4, children complete a National Multiplication check, where they will answer 25 multiplication questions up to 12x12. For each question, children will have 6 seconds to answer. The results are reported to the Department for Education, but there is no "pass mark" for the children.
All children from year 2 (in the Spring term) will have been given a login for the website by their class teacher. If your child is having difficulty logging on please speak to their class teacher.
Children in Upper Phase compete to win weekly certificates given out in Friday’s celebration assembly. These are awarded for biggest improvements in accuracy, speed, coins earned and correct answers.
To play log onto ttrockstars.com or download the app