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Our aim is to ensure that all children develop fluency in mathematics, enabling   them to reach a depth of knowledge to reason mathematically and solve problems.  Children’s journey will be achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time.  At each stage of learning, children will be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time. 

We follow the Maths No Problem scheme of work from Year 1 to Year 6 which is based on the Singapore method of teaching and learning – learning concepts through concrete apparatus, pictorial images and finally abstract representations (numbers and symbols). This is called the CPA approach. Each teacher will respond to the needs of their own class so some topics may be taught slightly earlier or later. We assess your child before and after each chapter of learning to make sure that your child has mastered the concept before we move on. We carry out two key assessments – one in the Spring term and one in the Summer term – and these help us to assess whether your child has reached the standards expected for their year group.

Reception is now also using Maths No Problem. The Maths No Problem! Foundations meets all of the requirements of the revised EYFS Framework 2021. It encourages learning through play and helps children in the Early Years begin to develop a deep understanding of the world of mathematics. It follows the same mastery approach with an emphasis on maths talk. 

Maths No Problem! Sequences of learning will be considered carefully to ensure they meet the specific needs of the class.  Sequences of learning using the ‘Maths No Problem!’ textbooks and workbooks are designed to give pupils a consistent and smooth progression of learning in calculation strategies across the school.  Our calculation policy shows methods that children will be taught within their respective year group.

The teaching for mastery principles are embedded within the lessons, representations and questions. We train all new members of staff in using the scheme and provide ongoing training and support for existing teachers through CPD, team teaching and lesson visits.

The Maths No Problem scheme covers the full National Curriculum across years 1 to 6. The scheme splits the curriculum into a range of topics throughout the year and the lessons have a fixed structure which is designed to reflect the teaching for mastery pedagogy.

Yearly overview 

The documents below contain a whole year overview. Most year groups would be following these completely apart from a few changes in individual topics such as fractions and decimals.

Year 1    Year 2    Year 3     Year 4    Year 5    Year 6  

Progression of maths

Maths fluency 

maths handbookforsw 1.pdf

Maths timetables. 


36 facts to take us up to 9 x 9 – the building block facts

Year 3

Year 3

Year 3

Year 4

Year 4

Year 4

Year 4

Year 4

2 tt








2 x 2








3 x 2

3 x 5

3 x 3






4 x 2

4 x 5

4 x 3

4 x 4





5 x 2

5 x 5







6 x 2

6 x 5

6 x 3

6 x 4

6 x 6




7 x 2

7 x 5

7 x 3

7 x 4

7 x 6

7 x 7



8 x 2

8 x 5

8 x 3

8 x 4

8 x 6

8 x 7

8 x 8


9 x 2

9 x 5

9 x 3

9 x 4

9 x 6

9 x 7

9 x 8

9 x 9









8 facts

7 facts

6 facts

5 facts

4 facts

3 facts

2 facts

1 fact

By end of Y3:

21 facts learnt

15 facts still to learn

By end of Y4

15 facts learnt to complete building blocks

21 more facts for times table check (see below)


Year 4: 21 more facts

11 x 2

11 x 3

11 x 4

11 x 5

11 x 6

11 x 7

11 x 8

11 x 9

11 x 10

11 x 11


12 x 2

12 x 3

12 x 4

12 x 5

12 x 6

12 x 7

12 x 8

12 x 9

12 x 10

12 x 11

12 x 12



  1. Learn as a memorised phrase by repeating sound pattern out loud. Don’t try to derive.  If you don’t know – copy down then learn later.
  2. Learn each fact one way round only, then get confident at switching factors.
  3. Don’t think! (about the only time in maths when thinking is unhelpful!) When trying to recall a fact, say the WHOLE number sentence out loud and see if the answer trips off your tongue. If not, try the commutative and see if it comes then.
  4. Learn one new fact at a time. Don’t try to learn the whole times table at once. 

Maths vocabulary 

Reception     KS1     KS2