First announced by the Department for Education (DfE) in September 2017, the details of how the times tables test will be laid out was announced on Tuesday 13th November 2018.
The Multiplication Tables Check will be sat by a selection of schools in June 2019 (maybe your child’s school volunteered to take part in the trial), with a full roll-out taking place in June 2020.
The three Rs still reign supreme in the National Curriculum – Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. Times tables fall under arithmetic. All primary school-aged children are expected to know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by heart. In fact, they are expected to have mastered their times tables by the end of Year 4.
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