Multiplication Facts – Expectation by Year Group

A frequent question from parents/carers concerns the multiplication tables which children should know by the end of each year. Information can be found in the table below. Parents who would like further support helping their child at home are very welcome to arrange an appointment with their child’s class teacher.

Year Group Expectation by end of year.
2 Good recall of multiplication facts: X2, X5, X10
Recall multiplication facts using vocabulary such as ‘times’, ‘multiplied’, ‘lots of’ Count forward and backwards in multiples of the above multiplication facts.
3 In addition to the above:
Good recall of multiplication facts: X3, X4, X6

Recall multiplication facts using vocabulary such as ‘divide’, ‘how many ____ in ___’.

Count forward and backwards in multiples of the above multiplication facts.

4 In addition to the above:
Good recall of multiplication facts: X7, X8, X9
Recall multiplication facts using vocabulary such as ‘product’
Count forward and backwards in multiples of the above multiplication facts.
5 Consolidation of the above with increasing speed and accuracy.

Apply all multiplication and division facts to whole numbers which are multiples of ten; e.g. 30 x 7 = 210, 810 ÷ 90 = 9.

Multiply and divide numbers by ten and hundred (including decimals) e.g. 76 ÷ 10 = 7.6, 1.3 x 100 = 130, 92 ÷ 100 = 0.92

Recall multiplication facts using vocabulary such as ‘square root’, ‘squared’

6 Consolidation of the above with increasing speed and accuracy.

Apply all multiplication and division facts to whole numbers and decimals which are multiples of

hundred and thousand; e.g. 500 x 7 = 350, 810 ÷ 100 = 8.1.

Multiply and divide numbers by hundred and thousand (including decimals) e.g. 0.23 x 1000 = 230, 6157 ÷ 1000 = 6.157

Multiplication of decimals with whole numbers; e.g. 0.4 x 7 = 2.8