Maths Mastery Lessons and Resources

maths mastery scheme of work

We’re thrilled to bring our members and future members, our maths mastery scheme of work: Maths Masters – a pick up and go maths scheme designed to save you time and help deepen children’s understanding and work towards mastery through developing strong problem solving and reasoning skills.Created alongside maths specialists,  Maths Masters helps teachers deliver high-quality, consistent maths teaching in an engaging and practical way, perfectly linked to the National Curriculum, following a mastery approach. Keep maths fresh, exciting and accessible, with hands-on ideas, all with little preparation needed. 

Each week you will find daily lessons and supporting resources that are engaging and , age-appropriate, ensuring maths lessons that not only ensure curriculum coverage but also help each individual pupil progress.

Why follow a mastery approach?

Maths mastery focuses around the idea that people can’t do maths, and celebrates the notion that with hard work, everyone can succeed at maths. A mastery approach allows the whole class to be taught at the same time, giving targeted intervention to children who need it, at the same time stretching the most able children, allowing no pupil to be left behind. This approach allows flexibility, and by following this method, you have complete freedom as the teacher to do what is best for each child in your class. 

Why use the CPA approach (concrete-pictorial-abstract)?

Children often find maths difficult because of the abstract concepts involved. It is often referred to as a language that many people don’t speak or understand! By using the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach we are ensuring children have a deep understanding of the concept being taught. Children start with concrete apparatus before moving on to pictorial representations and finally begin to use abstract symbols in order to enhance procedural fluency and conceptual understanding.

sorting 2d shape worksheets

How to use maths small steps

Each block of the maths curriculum is split into weeks, following small steps of learning. The small steps cover all the learning objectives for each year group. Some small steps will be taught in a single lesson, whereas others will be taught over two or more lessons. Our scheme provides guidance as to when to teach the small steps, but teachers should use their own judgement as to how long to spend on each step, tailoring the scheme to the needs of their pupils.

maths properties of shapes lesson plan

Features of our maths mastery lessons and resources

  • Low prep  – just download and go.
  • Concrete/ Pictorial/ Abstract approach incorporated into scheme.
  • Aligned with the National Curriculum and small steps
  • Perfect for NQTs or experienced teachers in need of fresh ideas.
  • Developed by a Primary maths expert with teachers in mind.
  • Contains everything you need for every maths lesson in a week.
The Maths Masters resources are categorised on our website into teaching blocks, and then divided into the appropriate week, based on the small steps to help you find what you need easily and quickly.
Year 1 | Subtracting and Crossing 10 Problem Solving Activity Cards

Whats included in our maths mastery scheme of work

Lesson plans

    • Editable weekly maths lesson plans that include an outline of that week’s teaching activities.
    • Contains vocabulary, small steps, and national curriculum links as well as assessment questions.
    • Gives advice on common misconceptions/typical errors.
    • Ideas for further activities, problem solving and challenges for fluency and variation.
    • Comes complete with web links to the resources needed for each lesson – just click and go!
Year 1 | Measuring Length and Height Lesson Presentation

Whiteboard lesson presentations

  • Animated and editable, ‘pick up and go’ maths mastery whiteboard lesson presentations to guide you through the learning and modelling.
  • Contains TAF statements, small steps and national curriculum links.
  • Can be used by teachers, teaching assistants and other support staff.
  • The KS1 maths presentations come complete with teaching notes to help you deliver the lessons and explain each concept more fully.
  • Fluency and problem solving activities.
Topic: Place Value to 50 This lesson practises counting in twos within 50. This is a longer presentation and suggest that it is split into two days: one on counting in twos using number tracks, number lines and grids, and another on counting objects in twos. Small Step: Count in 2s. NC Links: Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens. *Count, read and write numbers to 50 in numerals. TAF Statements: Working towards: Read and write numbers in numerals (to 50). Working At: Read scales in divisions of ones, twos, fives. Greater Depth – Read scales where not all numbers on the scale are given and estimate points in between Ready-to-progress criteria: 1NF2 Count forwards and backwards in multiples of 2,5 and 10, up to 10 multiples, and count forwards and backwards through the odd numbers. Future applications – Identify multiples of 2, 5, and 10.

KS1 maths worksheets and activity cards

making ten maths activity cards

Revision mats for assessment and consolidation

Differentiated maths revision mats that assess and consolidate that week’s learning. Also ideal for home learning, or as morning tasks.


  • Worksheets are differentiated at two levels (aimed at those developing an understanding and those at the expected standard).
  • Those at the developing level contain more scaffolding and visual prompts to support pupils. 
  • Each lesson plan and presentation provides challenges and ideas for further problem solving activities.
  • Opportunities to differentiate by working in a guided group, working collaboratively (such as in mixed ability pairs), or by using concrete equipment such as cubes or number lines. 
  • Plans are editable with a section for notes so that lessons and activities can be adapted to meet the needs of all pupils.

Want to see more? Try our KS1 maths mastery resources for yourself with a free sample pack,


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