MULTIPLICATION TABLES CHECK (MTC) Guide for parents
The Year 4 Times Tables Test, known by the government and schools as the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check, is an annual check that Year 4s in England and Wales have a good level of times tables knowledge. Each child’s results will be known to the school and the government will have a national picture. However there will be no publication of a school’s times table tests results and they will not be one of a school’s accountability measures.
The Year 4 Times Tables Test is an online test with 25 questions; children must answer each question within a 6 seconds time limit so the whole test will take less than 5 minutes. Most of the questions will the check the 6,7,8,9 and 12 times tables.
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.
Times tables are practiced daily in class in a variety of ways. You can help your child by practicing with them at home as often as possible. Times tables are an invaluable skills necessary for Maths from Year 4 onward as well as Science in Secondary school.
Welcome to Spring 2! This half-term, we will be studying:
Bringing learning to life
In September, we start our topic, The Romans, in the best way possible with a visit to Colchester Castle!
We had a fantastic lesson in class, finding out and wondering about Roman lifestyle with books and artefacts. Then, on we went on our double-decker coach to discover the history of Camulodunum.
From interactive displays to dressing-up (and building our own Roman villa), this was an amazing day out!
Year 3 - September 2021
Welcome to the Aurora Year 3 page! Here you will find information about what we are learning in class as well as links to spelling and maths homework tasks.
Ukulele Lesson #3- January 27th 2022
In our lesson today, we worked on chords C and A minor. We played and sang along with the songs ‘Star light, Star bright’ and ‘A sailor went to Sea’.
Ukulele lesson! January 13th 2022
Aurora had their first ukulele lesson today! We learned how to hold the instrument properly, how to strum and pluck the strings and we began learning a song about a dog with fleas!
Sunset paintings-December 2021
We added silhouettes to our paintings to create these lovely ‘Stonehenge at Sunset’ pictures! We have been finding out how ancient people may have used the famous site.
Today, Aurora used their colour mixing skills to create a sunset background. Check back here for the finished pieces later!
Visit from Reverend Gibbs-December 1st 2021
Year 3 had a visit from Reverend Gibbs. He came to talk to the children about the story of Christmas and the true meaning of Christmas for Christians. The children had lots of interesting questions to ask Reverend Gibbs!
Stone Age Day- 26th November 2021
We had a wonderful day finding out more about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age! The children were able to see and hold a range of artefacts and had a chance to spear a woolly mammoth!
Meet the Teacher information
Aurora class enjoyed their Science lesson on Static Electricity this week. They got to explore how the balloons stuck to them and also giving the balloon faces a beard with the mixed spices. Children loved seeing how it worked.