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You may be aware that in June 2023, there is a statutory test for year 4 children called the “Multiplication Tables Check” (MTC).  Last year, was the first official year of the test and the previous year Moulsham Junior School took part in the pilot test.

If you were unable to attend the meeting on the 20th April here is a summary of what you need to know:

Under the national curriculum primary school children are expected to know their 12 times tables by the end of Year 4. The focus is on quick recall also known as fluency. Children will be tested on times tables up to 12 x 12.

The check itself: will take place in the summer term in June.

• This is done online using a computer or tablet.

• It can be done one student at a time, in groups or as a class.

• It will take no longer than 5 minutes.

• It will feature 25 questions and children will have 6 seconds to answer each question. There will be a three-second pause after each question.

• There’s no problem-solving or division just simple “3 x 4 = ?” type questions.

• Each multiplication test is generated randomly so that no two pupils will take the same test. However, there is a guide on how many minimum and maximum questions will be asked on each times table.