We are excited to let you know that we have signed up for ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ to help support our children in learning, practising and consolidating their recall of multiplication facts.
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 is to practice and practice and practice.
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.
Times Table Rock Stars allows children to create a rock star character and then practise their times tables and the corresponding division facts – they are rewarded with ‘money’ and can ‘buy’ things for their rock star. They can see their own progress and compare themselves to other users.
All Holbeach children will soon be given a Times Tables Rock Star username and password and will be able to access this fantastic program on a computer or Tablet at home (just download the free app!) or log in to Times ‘Table Rock Stars’ here
Following feedback from parents and carers, we are planning to improve the format of our end-of-year reports about the children. We would really appreciate your input. Would you be interested in taking part in a small working party in the new year to discuss ideas?
Please leave your name; your child’s name and class; and your contact details with Reception .
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ms Kate Chambers
To all parents/carers who will be applying for their child to start primary school in September 2020
Holbeach will be holding an Open Morning on the following three dates.
Wednesday 30th October (9:30am)
Thursday 21st November (9:30am)
Thursday 9th January (9:30am)
These mornings provide an opportunity to meet the headteacher, look around the school and see the learning in action. You do not need to book a space in advance simply arrive at the school office by 9:30am.
The teaching of Maths has changed a lot over the years and we are aware that your child will be learning in very different ways to how you were taught at school!
Your child will be coming home with a ‘Parents Guide to Maths’ for their year group, outlining the expectations for the year, what they will be taught and how you can support their understanding at home.
The leaflet covers all the areas of Maths, with examples and diagrams to help you. You can download the leaflets for all the year groups below.