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At Hamstel Junior School we follow the Maths No Problem scheme. Maths No Problem is a maths scheme which is based on the mastery teaching approach from Singapore; it is an approach to teaching maths which develops pupils' mathematical ability and confidence without having to resort to memorising procedures to pass tests - making mathematics more engaging and interesting.

This approach demands that the children talk about their maths and apply their maths knowledge and understanding in a variety of situations. Through this approach, we expect the children to have a much deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge they are taught.



We believe that the rapid recall of key facts underpins the success and progress of all in maths.

Children will be introduced to their key facts at the beginning of each half term and then practise them regularly in class. Children will also be expected to practise these key  facts at home.


Times Tables

Did you know?

The government expects all children to know their tables (up to 12 times) by the end of year 4


Learning times tables and remembering them quickly is a very important skill and one which is used in many different aspects of maths.


Your child will be set times tables facts to learn. Each week they will have a short test to help them recall these quickly.

Children in years 3 and 4 can will be working to achieve award badges for their times tables.  Children in years 5 and 6 will be working towards achieving Rock Star, Rock Legend and Rock Hero status on Times Tables Rock Stars.


Please encourage your child to practise his/her times tables daily.


Times Tables Rock Stars



Visit the Times Tables Rock Stars Website here



Further Information


Find out more about what children learn in each year group.