On Thursday last week children at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School ‘Rocked-Out’ as they were invited to come to school dressed as their favourite rock star.
The dressing up fun was part of a Times Tables Rock Stars competition where youngsters aim to answer as many questions correctly as possible on the Times Tables Rock Stars platform. Competition hours are limited to 7.30am to 7.30pm and there is a 60-minute limit of playtime per player.
The children did so well and out of the 292 primary schools that took part across the South East, St. Joseph’s came 40th. Across the whole country the Year 5 class came 638th out of 4361 schools and finished in the top 6%. Ryan from Year 5 smashed his target with a whopping 13,524 correct answers.
Year 5 teacher and maths lead Mr Pasola said: “The children did brilliantly, outperforming other schools and showing how well they can Rock-Out their Times Tables.
“Under all the fun is the real importance of children knowing their times tables, to be able to apply them to all areas of the curriculum and to life.
“The school is very proud of this achievement and a very big well done to all the children who took part.”