Free Learning Schemes

One of the most frequent requests we get as a Maths Hub is for a suggested long-term curriculum plan for mathematics in primary. We have listened to what teachers want and the following mastery overviews have been developed by primary practioners in conjunction with the White Rose Maths Hub to provide a curriculum plan that will support ‘Teaching for Mastery’.

There is a termly plan for each year group from Year 1 to Year 6. Each term is split into twelve weeks. As part of each overview, a significant amount of time is devoted to developing key number concepts each year. This ensures students build their fluency as number sense will affect their success in other areas of mathematics. Students who are successful with number are much more confident mathematicians.


Alongside these curriculum overviews our aim is also to provide a free assessment for each term’s plan. Each assessment will be made up of two parts:

Part 1: Fluency based arithmetic practice

Part 2: Reasoning based questions

You can use these assessments to determine gaps in your students’ knowledge and use them to plan support and intervention strategies.

The assessments have been designed with new KS2 SATS in mind. Our assessments for the Autumn schemes of work have been released, and are available via our Dropbox resource area. If you have registered for the original schemes of work, you will have received an email alert and a link reminder.

Detailed schemes

To complement these yearly overviews we are working on termly schemes of learning that provide:

  • More details on how to teach particular aspects of the curriculum
  • Fluency, reasoning and problem solving ideas for each topic

These will gradually become available over this term. Please keep checking back for updates.

To access these, please complete the short form below. We will then email you details of how to access the resources, and be able to share our newsletter which will provide details of when new assessments become available.

Having problems accessing the resources once you have completed the form? Please note that once you have filled in the form, you will be provided with instant access to the resource area. This area uses Dropbox, a file sharing service. Please note that if you experience any issues with accessing this, we advise you to speak to your IT team in the first instance. Some school servers auto-block your access to this type of service.

Extra support for you

In addition to this the NCETM have developed a fantastic series of problems, tasks and activities that can be used to support ‘Teaching for Mastery’. They have been written by a experts in mathematics.

It will also give you a detailed idea of what it means to take a mastery approach across your school. Information can be found at: