Maths at Home
NumBots and Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS)
Providing engaging opportunities for your child to develop efficient mental calculation strategies is paramount. Developing these strategies provides children with the building blocks needed to understand more complex mathematical concepts. It is extremely important that your child develops these skills.
As an academy we have invested in 2 exciting apps for the children to use at home and in school: NumBots and Times Tables Rock Stars.
For Reception and KS1: NumBots is a robot-themed online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number recognition, number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. As they progress, pupils collect achievement badges and unlock hundreds of new levels and challenges.
For Year 2 onwards: Times Tables Rockstars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice which is set by your child’s teacher to create a tailored experience. The children can earn coins to create and build up a Rockstar character (avatar). TTRS allows the children to practise their times tables through a motivating, engaging and competitive element- making learning even more fun! By the end of year 4, the children are expected to know their multiplication tables up to 12x12.
Both apps can be accessed by all our pupils, using the same log ins, but we recommend NumBots for our Reception and Key Stage 1 children and Times Tables Rockstars for our Key Stage 2 children. We suggest they aim to engage with the apps at least 3 times a week.
The NumBots and Times Tables Rock Stars apps are available to download on iTunes and Android. Both can also be accessed through their websites.
Please note if you have lost your username and log in, please see your child's class teacher/ message them on Dojo and they will make sure you have the information to get you connected.