The Robertswood 99 Club

The Robertswood 99 Club.’ January 2018.

The aim of this club is to improve the children’s instant recall of both times tables as well as number bonds. We strongly believe that having instant recall of times table facts supports children’s fluency in Maths, which helps with a range of Mathematical concepts, for example finding area and volume, finding averages, ratio and proportion.

The National Curriculum states that every child should have instant recall of their times table facts, up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4 and the government plans to bring in a statutory times table test into Key Stage 2 from 2019.  

A breakdown of the different levels is on the next sheet.

How the 99 Club works:

Every child from Year One to Year Six will take part in this weekly challenge and the children will have 10 minutes to complete their task. The children will progress through the clubs as they become more confident with their times tables facts. Once the children have completed the 99 Club, there are additional challenges which require the children to work at a faster pace. These challenges consist of 100 questions. The children have to correctly answer all of the questions on their club sheet before they can move on.

When the children have successfully completed a club, they will be awarded a certificate and their name will be displayed on the school’s 99 Club display board. Respect tokens will also be awarded in recognition of the children’s effort and determination.

In addition, badges will be awarded when children have completed the 44 Club (which requires the children to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables – the requirement for the end of Key Stage One) and the 99 Club (covering all times tables from 1 – 12 – the requirement for the end of Year 4).         

An overview of the clubs:

11 Club

11 questions practising number bonds to 10

22 Club

22 questions practising number bonds to 20

33 Club

33 questions practising number bonds and the 2 and 5 times tables

44 Club

44 questions practising number bonds and the 2, 5 and 10 times tables

55 Club

55 questions practising the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables

66 Club

66 questions practising the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 times tables

77 Club

77 questions practising the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 times tables

88 Club

88 questions practising times tables from 1 – 12

99 Club

99 questions practising multiplication and division facts up to 12x12

Bronze Club

The children have 5 minutes to complete 100 multiplication and division questions

Silver Club

The children have 4 minutes to complete 100 multiplication and division questions

Gold Club

The children have 3 minutes to complete 100 multiplication and division questions.

Special Robertswood Award

The children will answer a range of challenging problems using the four operations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

 

How to support your child with this at home:

There are a wide range of websites and games online to support your child with their development and understanding of times tables. Please refer to the links below. We will continue to practise times tables during daily Maths lessons.

Hit the Button – allows you to practise number bonds as well as multiplication and division facts

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Completing number bonds and times tables within a set time limit

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=SpeedChallenge

 

Completing multiplication questions on a times table grid

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

 

Focusing on individual times tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

You will find plenty of other games at www.multiplication.com and http://www.topmarks.co.uk

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mrs Allen and Miss Harrison (January 2018)