Every child at St Barnabas has an annual subscription to Mathletics. Mathletics is a multi-award winning interactive learning resource that encourages the children to engage in and practice their mathematical skills and understanding. It is fully aligned to the national curriculum and designed for all learning styles. Questions include animated tutorials, audio support and adapt to the learning pace of each child. You can access it on a PC, ipad, tablet, smart phone or at the library. If you haven’t already got your child’s log on details please speak to your child’s class teacher.

There is also a Live Mathletics site which enables the children to play against others in their class and the world.


Times tables

We believe children who have a secure understanding of their times tables will be more confident when learning new mathematical concepts, it enhances understanding and fluency, by enabling children to make links, spot patterns and draw on this knowledge to solve other maths problems.

Year 1

Children are taught the simplest form of multiplication, counting up in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Year 2

Children are formally introduced to multiplication, related division facts and repeated addition for the numbers 2, 5 and 10.

Year 3

A crucial year for times tables learning. Children are expected to learn multiplication facts for the 36 and 8 times tables and to use practical and written methods to multiply and divide two-digit numbers (for example, 15 x 4).

Year 4

A ‘completing’ year for all multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. Children also continue to develop their skills in multiplication of two-digit numbers by a one-digit number, using harder combinations of numbers. They will also learn to multiply a three-digit number by a one-digit number.

Yrs 5/6

Children will be expected to be really confident in all their times tables (up to the 12 times table) by the start of Year 5. During Years 5 and 6 they will become confident in multiplying larger numbers (four-digits by two-digits, for example).