Published: 04 September 2017

    Schools asked and Herts for Learning listened.

    Herts for Learning subject experts have designed an easy to pick up and use set of sequences with step by step guidance covering the entire mathematics curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6.  Designed to support teachers, the planning includes examples of how concrete and pictorial representations can benefit pupils’ learning as well as other mastery techniques. The new ESSENTIALmaths planning tool has a wealth of ideas to deepen and extend mathematical thinking for all learners.


    The ESSENTIALmaths sequences have been design to benefit schools, teachers and pupils delivering carefully planned progression that ensures consistency. The inbuilt examples of what children should be able to achieve through destination questions allows teachers to keep assessing and informing the children’s learning against age-related expectations. In addition, the fun and easily adaptable games, activities and resources are built in, saving time for teachers enabling them to reinvest their valuable time and focus on the needs of their pupils.


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    PA Plus subscribers will get FREE ACCESS to all Autumn term planning resources:

    Non PA Plus subscribers can buy Year 1 to 6 Autumn 1 and Autumn 2 resources here:

    Spring 1 and 2 - now available!

    ESSENTIALmaths Spring 1 (Year 1-6)

    ESSENTIALmaths Spring 2 (Year 1-6)

    Single years are available for both.

    PA Plus subscribers are entitled to a discount on the cost of the Spring individual years or Years 1-6 bundle. Please contact us on for details. 

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