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The Croft Preparatory School

Dulce et Forte


“A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey

Times Tables Challenge

Pupils in Years 5 & 6 were sponsored by friends and family to complete a timed 'Times Tables Challenge'. Year 5 were given 100 questions (mixed multiplication and division involving times tables facts up to 12 x 12) to complete in 5 minutes, whilst Year 6 pupils tackled 200 questions including multiples of their tables to complete in 10 minutes – eg 900 x 30 and 6400 ÷ 60.

Mental skills are vital, and the improvement in confidence in pupils who really know their tables is worth the hard work required from them to learn their tables thoroughly. This was a win/win event then, as, on top of the educational benefit, we have raised over £2000 for a very worthy charity.