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Times Tables Rockstars!

Times Tables

The government has announced that from 2020, Year 4 children all around the country will be tested on their times tables knowledge. Being confident with times tables helps children in many areas of the maths curriculum including: short division, area and perimeter, word problems and how to multiply larger numbers.


Each day at Woodhouse West the children have access to activities that support the learning of times tables.


If your child is in the one of the following year groups, their aim by the end of the year is to be confident and to respond quickly to these times tables:

  • Y1- count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10
  • Y2- 2, 3,5 and 10
  • Y3- 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10
  • Y4- ALL up to 12 x 12
  • Y5/Y6- Consolidation of times table knowledge


Please encourage your child to practice their times tables regularly. You can download a poster to help you at the bottom of this page.


Times Table Rock Stars is available to pupils at Woodhouse West Primary School from Year 2 to Year 6.  It is a fun, interactive way to support our pupils in learning their times tables. 



When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.

Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables!


To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!


How to get the most out of it

World famous rock musicians are the best at what they do because they've spent hours practising guitar chords, writing music or playing on the drums. It's just the same with times tables – all Times Table Rock Stars need to practise and practise and practise.


It's essential that your child does a little bit of times table practice every night. Short bursts of daily practise are more effective than spending hours once a week.


And this is where you come in. For your child to be fully motivated and for them to get the best out of the practice, they need your help. Without your praise and your reminders, without you sitting down next to them or checking their work, practising times tables will not feel important to your child.


In this guide, we have set out a plan for you to follow. It's the same plan every night but the times tables change do change. Our recommendation is that you are there to help them every evening for half hour during the first two weeks. This will help to establish a routine. After that, we recommend that you help your child get started for the first 10 minutes and then check on them at the end.


Over the course of the next few weeks and months, your child WILL get faster and more accurate with the times tables. All your hard work and theirs WILL make them a Times Table Rock Star!


Rock Status

It’s helpful to understand that the quicker your child can answer a times tables question, the higher their Rock Status. Use this list as a guide to help your child work out their Rock Status:


The Rock Speeds and Statuses

By answering a question in the given times below, these are the statuses you can achieve!

Rock Hero- 1 second per question or less

Rock Legend- 2 seconds per question or less

Rock Star- 3 seconds per question or less

Headliner- 4 seconds per question or less

Support Act- 5 seconds per question or less

Breakthrough Artist- 6 seconds per question or less

Unsigned Act-  7 seconds per question or less

Gigger- 8 seconds per question or less

Busker- 9 seconds per question or less

Garage Rocker- 10 seconds per question or less

Wannabe- more than 10 seconds per question


Game Types

There are 5 games that you can play online:



- Single player

- Teacher sets the times tables

- Games are 1, 2 or 3 minutes long, you can choose!

- 10 coins per correct answer



- Lots of questions - 12x12

- Improve your Rock Speed and Status on this game!

- Games are 1 minute long

- 1 coin per correct answer



- Multiplayer

- Teacher sets the times tables

- Compete against your friends in the class

- Games are 1 minute long

- Earn 1 coin per correct answer



- Play against children from around the world!

- Lots of questions - 12x12

- Games are 1 minute long

- Earn 1 coin per correct answer



- Emulator - 20 questions with a 6 second time limit for each

- Multiplication only

- Earn 5 coins per correct answer


Remember, the more you play and the more questions you get correct, the more coins you can earn for your Avatar!

Can you master your Times Tables and become a Rock Star?

Times Tables Rock Stars Help Guide

Times Tables Poster