In Term 2 the class will be doing a variety of times-tables. Some children have progressed onto their 5 times tables, others their 10 times tables and some are continuing to practice their 2 times tables.
Myself and Miss Cherry are incredibly proud of how all of the class have risen to the challenge of weekly times tables tests as this is something completely new for them and they have all been making fantastic progress regardless of the times table they are on.
We have made a note in the Home Spelling Book of which times table your child is learning.
We move children on to the next times table once we feel they are secure in rapid recall of their current times table in any order.
Once the children begin a new times table they are tested in order for 2 weeks and then it will be in random order until they are fluent and secure.
The class seem to be finding the 10 times tables easier to become secure in - except for sometimes getting confused with what the number 110 and 120 look like in digits.
The progression through the times tables for Year 2 is...
2 times tables in order then random
10 times tables in order then random
5 times tables in order then random
Mixed 2, 5 and 10 times tables (13 questions)
3 times tables
Note the times table test is always out of 13 because we test children from x 0 all the way to x 12.
The expectation for Year 2 is that children are fluent, secure and confident in their 2's, 5's and 10's times tables with rapid recall - meaning they just know it straight away without hesitation.
Any questions please do not hesitate to ask one of us on the first day back.
Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry
In Year 2 children are expected to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables fluently with rapid recall.
Children will be tested every Friday from 0 x all the way up to 12 x of each times table.
During Term 1 we will focus on 2 times tables - once children are frequently scoring 13 out of 13 they will be moved on to the next times table.
The first two tests of each times table will be in order (0 x 2 =, 1 x 2 =, 2 x 2 = etc) after that the tests will be mixed up (3 x 2 =, 7 x 2 =, 0 x 2 =) to ensure fluent and rapid recall of the multiplication facts.
Thank you for all of your support,