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3rd November 2020

Rockstar Maths Challenge

Dear Parent/Carer,

As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, this November we are taking part in a competition for Maths Week England.

It’s called Rock Out 2020 and it’s all done online via Many of you should be familiar with this program as your child has been accessing it on their google classroom account.

For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours).

Winning classes in the school and in the country as a whole will be the ones with the highest average. All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7.30am and 7.30pm on Monday 9 th, Tuesday 10 th, Wednesday 11 th, Thursday 12 th, Friday 13 th and Saturday 14 th .

In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more, some will play less.

If you have not been accessing times tables rockstars, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop some great skills, good habits and most importantly win a prize for your class.

What’s not to like about that?

Best of luck!! Thanks for your support,

Mr Farrell

Maths curriculum co-ordinator