London South West Maths Hub

Mastering Number at KS2

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Mastering Number at KS2
Secure firm foundations in multiplicative relationships
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.
Who can apply?
If your school can answer yes to the following questions, then you can apply:
  • Are you in a Sustaining Work Group?
  • Have you also completed at least a year of the Mastering Number at Reception and KS1 Programme, and are continuing to use the materials?
  • Are your teachers in Year 4 and 5 able to commit fully to this project?
If you are a junior school in a Sustaining Work Group and your teachers in Year 4 and 5 are able to commit fully to this project, you can also apply.


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 state-funded participating schools.

How to apply
If you have answered yes to the above criteria, please complete the 2024/25 Mastering Number at KS2 online application form here 
Please note this for schools that have not yet participated in Mastering Number at KS2.