Automatic Training Mode on TTRS

With Automatic Training Mode (ATM) enabled, children will go through our pre-programmed levels when they play in the Garage or Arena. As well as saving you time, ATM will shorten the time it takes for your learner to become a Rock Star!

Background

Over the years, we have accumulated billions of times tables answers from children around the world. From that data, we’ve formed a sophisticated understanding of how pupils internalise each multiplication and division fact and how they begin to understand the underlying concepts. We then deconstructed all the tables up to, and including, the 12s and reassembled them several times, until we created a highly effective sequence to learning the answers.

How does it work?

Learners play in the Garage or the Arena and begin with our first set of questions (1×10 up to 4×10). When they can answer at a rate of 20 per minute, we’ll introduce the next set of questions. As learners progress, ATM brings in commutativity, missing number questions and division facts. So the first 9 levels, look like this:

Level 1 : 1×10 to 4×10
Level 2 : 10×1 to 10×4
Level 3 : A mix of 1 and 2

Level 4 : 10×?=10 to 10×?=40
Level 5 : ?×10=10 to ?×10=40
Level 6 : A mix of 4 and 5

Level 7 : 10÷10 to 40÷10
Level 8 : 10÷1 to 40÷4
Level 9 : A mix of 7 and 8

Then the process repeats for 5×10 to 8×10 and once more for 9×10 to 12×10 before moving onto the next table and starting the process again.

Once they have a few tables under their belt, ATM combines them for a while, to consolidate recall, and then brings in a fresh table. The process repeats – all the while giving plenty of opportunity to revisit prior learning, by interleaving earlier tables and giving due weight to the facts we know learners struggle with the most – until your learner has become a Rock Star at all the tables!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do learners start?

They start by playing a game called ‘Gig’. Gig games diagnose each learner’s abilities on the tables and then determines which table they need to practise first.

How do you move on a level?

By getting an average speed of 3 seconds or less per question, by answering at least 20 questions correctly a minute (i.e. 20 correct answers in a 1 minute game, 40 in 2 minutes, or 60 in 3 minute games).

If you have any other questions please ask a member of staff.

Year 2 Pirate Day 15.2.19

Year 2 will be having a Pirate Day on Friday 15th February to celebrate the end of our topic ‘Land Ahoy!’. Children are invited to come into school dressed as pirates or explorers but please do not buy anything especially for the day; jeans and a colourful t-shirt is fine. We will end the day with a pirate picnic.

Year 1, 2, 3 and The Hub Christmas Party

Just a reminder that the Year 1,2,3 Christmas party will take place on the afternoon of Monday 17th December 2018. Your child can bring party clothes in bag to change into after lunch.  Please make sure bags are named. Your child will be bringing home a letter regarding party food; please check their school bags. If your child has dietary requirements, please make sure staff are aware of them.

Thank you

KS1 Christmas Performance: Costumes

Thank you to all parents/carers for providing their child/children with costumes for tonight’s performance. However, as a number of children have forgotten their costumes, could I please ask that parents and carers bring in these costumes as soon as possible as we are performing to the rest of the school at 2:00 this afternoon.

I appreciate that some of you will be unable to do this due to work commitments. Children without costumes for this afternoon’s performance will wear their uniform instead.

Regards

Mr Lamb

Christmas Creative Day 14th December 18

4 December 18

Dear Parent/Carer

CHRISTMAS CREATIVE  DAY FRIDAY 14TH DECEMBER 18

Decorate a Christmas potato competition – we would like to invite the children to decorate a potato on a Christmas theme – be as creative as you want!!!  There will be an entry fee of £1 and a winner will be chosen from each class.  All entries need to be brought to school on the day.

The children are currently decorating and personalising a Christmas bauble.  If you would like to purchase this then please send 50p into school again on Friday 14th December.

Many thanks for your support.

Kind regards
PTA

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