St. Leonard's CEP Academy

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Times Tables progression and Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS)

Times Tables progression and Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS)


Times Tables progression at St Leonards CEP Academy


Year 1

Counting in 2s

Counting in 10s

Counting in 5s

Year 2

2 times-tables including division facts

10 times-tables including division facts

5 times-tables including division facts

Year 3

3 times-tables including division facts

4 times-tables including division facts

8 times-tables including division facts

Year 4

6 times-tables including division facts

9 times-tables including division facts

7 times-tables including division facts

11 times-tables including division facts

12 times-tables including division facts

Year 5


Year 6



As part of daily practise or challenge, your child may enjoy exploring times tables outside of those outlined above.



As your child may have mentioned, our school is part of Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS), an engaging website and app designed to help students master their times tables through fun and challenging activities. The children use TTRS regularly throughout the week in conjunction with their daily Maths lessons.


Both speed and accuracy are crucial when it comes to times tables – the more facts your child can recall quickly, the easier it becomes for them to tackle more complex calculations and make progress. We recommend that children spend at least twenty-one minutes per week on TTRS as research has shown this to be the average amount of time spent by those scoring 25/25. To support this, we expect students to access the website at home as part of their independent learning routine.


Game modes for your child to use:


Garage: This is the primary mode your child should focus on. TTRS identifies which times table facts they find more challenging and gives them additional practice on these.


Studio: In this mode, questions can range from 2x2 to 12x12. TTRS calculates your child's average speed from their last 10 games in the Studio and assigns a Rock Status. This status will be displayed on our TTRS achievements board. Ask your child about their Rock Status!


KS2 Game modes:


Gig: Gig games last 5 minutes and contain up to 100 questions, which come in ‘waves’, starting with the 10s, then the 2s, 5s, 3s, 4s, 8s, 6s, 7s, 9s, 11s and 12s. Novices are not expected to get past the 5s. Gigs provide the child (and their teacher) with a simple measure of their current skills, which is why learners should concentrate fully for the whole Gig as they won’t get another try until next month.


Soundcheck: In this mode, your child can practise for their multiplications test. Soundcheck games ask 25 multiplication questions (up to 12×12), allowing 6 seconds for each question. Suitable for confident players.


Your child should know their login details as they use them to access TTRS in school. If you have any difficulties accessing the website or you do not know your child’s login details, please do not hesitate to speak to their class teacher.


TTRS website

Video all about TTRS

Parent/Carers guide to using TTRS with your child


Statutory Year 4 Multiplication Test (MTC):


As you may be aware, Year 4 students are required to undergo a statutory multiplication test to assess their fluency in recalling multiplication facts up to 12x12. This test is an important benchmark, and successful performance contributes to a strong foundation in mathematical understanding as they progress through their academic journey. By building your child’s known multiplication facts, fluency, and confidence with these, we can put them in good stead for this assessment. If you would like more information on the MTC, please see the document attached below.