This week, we have re-launched the very popular ‘Rockstars’ website which St Mark’s have been using for the last year. This platform allows children to practise their times tables in a fun, personalised and competitive way. We have certainly seen a boost in the children’s love of learning their tables as well as children securing these facts much quicker. Here are a few reminders to help you support your children at home.
Go to the website: https://play.ttrockstars.com and select the ‘Login’ option.
Firstly, type in the school – St Mark’s CofE Primary School, Basingstoke. It should appear in a drop down menu so you don’t have to type in the whole name. Once the school name is entered correctly, the children will then login with their personal details which have been distributed. Their username will be the first 3 letters of the first name followed by the first 3 letters of their surname. Their password will be 3 random letters.
Practice makes Perfect!
Under the ‘Play’ section, there are many ways for the children to reinforce and learn their times tables. They can select one of the options depending on whether they want to learn their tables, improve their speed or just get competitive! Here is a quick overview of each Play section.
Garage: Times tables set by the child’s class teacher. Set the timer to 1, 2 or 3 minutes and collect 10 coins for every correct answer.
Studio: Times tables set by the child’s class teacher. The timer is set to 1 minute and collect 1 coin for every correct answer. Play in Studio enough and the child’s ‘Rock Status’ will improve!
Sound Check: Times tables set by the child’s class teacher. 20 questions are set and the children have 5 sections to answer each one. 5 coins can be collected for each answer.
Festival: Practise all times tables competing with children from all over the world! Collect 1 coin for every correct answer.
Arena: Practise all times tables competing with children from the same year group (bandmates). Collect 1 coin for every correct answer.
RockSlam: Practise all times tables competing with children from the same year group (bandmates) by selecting or being selecting to challenge others. Collect 1 coin for every correct answer.
After each game, there will be a breakdown of the performance including number of questions correct, incorrect, speed and coins collected.
As a reward of all their hard work, children will collect ‘coins’ when they play games. These can be spent in the ‘Shop’ section where children can buy new items and accessories for their avatar. Of course – the more coins collected, the more exciting the items are which can be purchased.
Miss Goddard and the Year 6 RockStars ambassadors are going to be busy checking statistics and will be coming around to classes in the next few weeks to reward children for their hard work. They will be giving out certificates for achievements such as ‘Highest Earner’, ‘Most Played’, ‘Rock Status’ and ‘Fastest Speed’. The competition is on!
We hope that children enjoy this exciting resource; please encourage children to have a go at logging in at home to aid their maths. Feel free to pop in and speak to your child’s class teacher if there are any problems or you need further guidance.