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Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) - Year 4

at St Wilfrid's CE Primary School

All children in year 4 will be participating in the multiplication tables check in June.

The test this year will be completed within the 2-week period from Monday 3rd June 2024. St Wilfrid's will be completing this from 13th June to 14th June 2024.

The purpose of the check is to determine whether your child can fluently recall their times tables up to 12 x 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics.

It will also help your child's school to identify if your child may need additional support.

How is the Check Carried Out?

Answers are entered using a keyboard, by pressing digits using a mouse or using an on-screen number pad.

It will take less than 5 minutes for each child.

The children will have 6 seconds from the time the question appears to input their answer. No return/enter required.

25 questions with a 3 second pause in-between questions.

There will be 3 practice questions before the check begins.

Additional Support

There are several access arrangements available for the check, these can be used to support pupils with specific needs. Your child's teacher will ensure that the access arrangements are appropriate for your child before they take the check in June.

The check has been designed so that it is inclusive and accessible to as many children as possible, including those with special educational needs or disability (SEND) or English as an additional language (EAL).

However, there may be some circumstances in which it will not be appropriate for a pupil to take the check, even when using suitable access arrangements. If you have any concerns about your child accessing the check, you should discuss this with your child's teach, or Mrs Melody (Maths Lead).


Schools will have access to all their pupils' results, allowing those pupils who need additional support to be identified.

Your child's teacher will share your child's score with you. The pass mark is 25/25. This result may take a few weeks to process, you will be informed as soon as possible.

How to Support Your Child

Please download the PDF below to find out how you can support your child with preparing for the check.

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