Mastering Number at KS2

To be eligible to take part in the Mastering Number at KS2 schools must fulfil a three stage eligibility criteria:

1) Schools must have completed one year of Mastering Number at Reception and KS1.

2) Schools must have either completed the Embedding the Impact Programme (the second year of Mastering Number at Reception and KS1) or will take part during 2024/25. 

3) Schools must also be part of a TfM (Teaching for Mastery) Sustaining Work Group during 2024/25. (To be eligible for this Sustaining Work Group Schools must have taken part in TfM previously).  

Schools that have completed the TfM Sustaining application form 24/25 will then be sent the link to the Mastering Number at KS2 application form and, if applicable, the link to the Embedding the Impact application form.

 For further advice please see the TfM Sustaining page on our website or contact the Hub

What is involved?

Knowledge of multiplication and division and its applications forms the single most important aspect of the KS2 curriculum, and is the gateway to success at secondary school. This project enables pupils in Years 4 and 5 to develop fluency in multiplication and division facts, and a confidence and flexibility with number that exemplifies good number sense.

Professional development materials will be provided to cover five short sessions a week, with participants expected to support colleagues in their year groups to use the resources with all Year 4 and 5 classes.

Lead participants from Work Group schools will be two teachers – one from Year 4 and one from Year 5. Support will also be given to maths leads and headteachers.

What will you learn?

  • Your pupils in KS2 will develop automaticity in multiplication and division facts through regular practice
  •  You will develop an understanding of how pupils progress in their knowledge and understanding of multiplicative concepts
  • You will work as part of a professional learning community to refine your practice
  • You and your school leaders will develop Mastering Number at KS2 as part of the curriculum in Years 4 and 5

What is the cost?

The Mastering Number at KS2 Work Groups are fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so are free to participating schools. 

If you are unsure if your school is eligible to apply please get in touch 


NB. Schools will not require Rekenreks for this Programme.