Workshop Description

Through sheer head work, Trevi Times made his dream come true – by opening his own Italian restaurant, Times’ Tables Trattoria! But with his team of chefs wasting too much food (and spending too much money), that dream is on the verge of turning into a nightmare. If only there were some children who could use their knowledge and understanding of their times tables to help him keep his trattoria open …

Featuring opening and closing assemblies, workshops and in-class challenges, Times’ Tables Trattoria gives pupils opportunities to use their times tables in context – and see how they really count. The programmes has a clear focus on multiplication, division and commutative law – with problem solving to the fore, too! And Trevi is able to accommodate the whole of a two-form entry primary school in a single day.

Exploring: times tables, additive and multiplicative reasoning, fractions, percentages, money, problem solving - selected for each age group (EYFS - Y6 / P1 - P7) in line with National Curriculum / Curriculum for Excellence objectives.

Available as: in-person workshop or teaching resource pack allowing you to deliver the day yourself. 


"The children had a fabulous time. Jackson was brilliant, very enthusiastic and full of energy. His promotion of maths and times tables was very infectious. Children loved learning about how to save money and how to work out their times tables. Staff were very impressed with the way the workshops were very inclusive and even the SEND children were able to enjoy the activities. A brilliant day from a company I would genuinely recommend." St Norbert’s Catholic Voluntary Academy 

“Jackson was fantastic!! His back story was flawless and all he children wee so engaged." Times Tables Trattoria workshops, Queens Drive Primary 

EYFS - Y6 / P1-P7 / Senior Infants - 6th Class
One Day
School Hall


How many pupils can take part?

Times Tables Trattoria can accommodate up-to 60 pupils per workshop - that's the whole of a two-form entry school in just one day!

What is the format of the day?

The day starts with a whole-school assembly where pupils will meet "Trevi Times". We will work with you to plan a timetable for the workshops, to suit the number of classes you would like to include - and around the specific timings of your school day. There is a short follow-up activity to be undertaken back in the classrooms, which we provide for class teachers as a PowerPoint. The outcomes of these are shared in a closing assembly, so that the result of the overall challenge can be revealed. A typical timetable looks like this:

09.00 – 09.20: Whole-school assembly, where your visitor will explain how they need the children’s help …

09.20 – 9.55: Year 1 stay in the hall for their workshop …

9.55 – 10.30: Year 2 come to the hall for their workshop …

10.30 – 11.05: Year 3 come to the hall for their workshop …

11.05 – 11.30: One Reception class have a visit, in their own setting …

11.30 – 11.55: The other Reception class have a visit, in their own setting …


1.00 – 1.40: Year 4 come to the hall for their workshop …

1.40 – 2.20: Year 5 come to the hall for their workshop …

2.20 – 3.00: Year 6 come to the hall for their workshop.

3.00 – 3.15: Closing assembly where findings are shared and the outcome revealed.

Are there any technical requirements?

Your visitor will need access to a laptop/ screen/projector set up in the school hall, so that pupils can view the supporting PowerPoint.

Are there any other whole-school Maths days?

Yes! if you've already enjoyed Times Tables Trattoria then you might want to consider one of our other whole-school maths days which include; The Pirate's Challenge, Riddle of the Shpinx, The Race into Space, and The Benefactor! 

Is the day available as a teaching resource?

Yes! you can purchase the Times Tables Trattoria teaching pack and deliver the day yourself!

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