# Times Table Expectations by Year Group

At Hurst Drive, we recognise that fluency with times tables underpins mathematical understanding. Knowing your times tables is essential for all children. This will help you more easily grasp a wide variety of other concepts such as division, fractions, and percentages.

Below is an outline of the National Curriculum times tables expectations for each year group:

• Year 1 Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Recall and use doubles of all numbers to 10 and corresponding halves.
• Year 2 Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.
• Year 3 Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.
• Year 4 Recall multiplication and division facts for all multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.
• Year 5 Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.
• Year 6 Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.

Therefore, we would expect your child to know their 12 x 12 times tables before they leave Year 4, with Years 5 and 6 for consolidation and revision.

Which resources could help me teach my child?

A multiplication square, like the one shown below, can be useful for pattern spotting, for practice and for examining the inverse relationship between multiplication and division. For example, 9 x 8 = 72, therefore 72 ÷ 8 = 9 (This can be shown visually using the square).

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At Hurst Drive, we subscribe to Times Table Rockstars. This provides us and parents with access to a range of resources for learning Times Tables at home.

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