ESSENTIALmaths planning

    ESSENTIALmaths learning sequences enable teachers to teach a carefully planned, small-step progression through the maths national curriculum from Reception to Year 6, deepening understanding year on year.

    ESSENTIALmaths planning has been designed for use in single age and mixed age classrooms.

    ESSENTIALmaths planning

    ESSENTIALmaths single age samples (zip)

    ESSENTIALmaths mixed age samples (zip)

    Termly diagnostic assessment

    Termly ESSENTIALmaths arithmetic and reasoning diagnostic materials, including diagnostic questions, markbooks and teacher planning guides, are included to inform planning for next term or academic year, considering ‘Why this? Why now?’

    ESSENTIALmaths Practice Sheets

    The ESSENTIALmaths Practice Sheets for single age and mixed age classes have been designed to provide different types of practice linked with the ESSENTIALmaths learning sequences. Each sheet provides a worked example, rehearsal opportunities and application questions that develop further thinking. ‘Can I still…?’ questions provide opportunity for regular retrieval of previous learning.

    ESSENTIALmaths Practice Sheets

    For teachers using ESSENTIALmaths curriculum planning, we have a brand-new style of training on offer. Attend all three workshops at your chosen venue for continued professional development that builds across the year.

    Single and mixed age ESSENTIALmaths collaborative planning workshops (Year 1 – Year 6)

    For school-specific enquiries, contact the HFL Primary Maths Team at

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