A really good understanding and recall of times tables is the foundation of much of the maths work children will do at school and the curriculum puts a massive emphasis on knowing them early. In order to help us make sure this happens, we have created a times table scheme, featuring weekly practising and regular testing. Our scheme involves outwitting Monkeys in order to move on to the next challenge.

We will use the following progression and certificate reward system:

  • SPIDER MONKEY- 2x, 5x, 10x (Expected to be achieved by the end of year 2)
  • CAPUCHIN MONKEY – 3X, 4X (Expected to be achieved by the end of year 3)
  • MARMOSET MONKEY – 7X, 8X
  • TAMARIN MONKEY – 9X, 11X, 12X
  • LEMUR – All with division (Expected to be achieved by the end of year 4)
  • CHIMPANZEE – All with place value- THU and tenths (Expected to be achieved by the end of year 5)*
  • ORANGUTAN – 2 digits X 1 digit (e.g. 74 X 7)
  • SILVERBACK GORILLA – Fractions, decimals and percentages of quantities (e.g. 20% of 25, ¼ of 50)