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Year 4 Multiplication check

Year 4 Multiplication check

Key Information

The National Times Table Check is a test for all year four pupils that takes place between the 6th and 24th of June 2022.

The purpose of the check is to determine whether your child can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics.  It is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions. Your child will be able to answer 3 practice questions before taking the actual check. They will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. We will be holding parent’s meeting on Monday 7th March to provide further information. A letter with more details will follow shortly.

Why are Times tables important?

Times tables are fundamental to support children and under pin everything within Maths. It is vital that all children know their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12.  Knowing the multiplication facts up to 12x 12, will give them the essential knowledge needed to be proficient with Years 5 and 6 Curriculum.

How can you support your child at home?

Encourage children to play Times Table Rockstars as often as possible. Small 5 minute daily sessions will help children to learn times tables more than one long session a week. The soundcheck is very similar to the multiplication check.


Quiz your child at home regularly. This could be when making dinner or on the journey to school

Display a poster with all of the times tables facts on at home.

Create flash cards with your children and let them play with friends, siblings, grandparents. They could write the answer on the back and test themselves.

We often use songs to teach our times tables in school. Children will recognise these on You Tube.

Chanting their times table is an excellent way to learn them. They could do this each time they walk up the stairs.

Children could also play times table games on Maths Shed and they can also practise on the Year 4 Multiplication Check simulator.

What will be doing in school?

We will be continually practising our times tables in a range of ways including chanting, listening to songs and playing games. We will also be teaching the children different strategies to use to help them recall the more difficult multiplication facts.

There will be rewards in class for pupils who are showing improvements in the number of facts they know and the speed in which they recall them.


If you require any resources, please let us know.

Thank you for your support.

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