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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. You can find copies of the in the Year Group maths pages below

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 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.

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Please encourage your child to practise their times table daily.

Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

Children in year 4 are tested on their tables (up to 12 x 12) in June.  The MTC involves children answering 25 times tables questions (6 seconds for each question) using a computer or tablet.  We encourage the children to practise their tables daily to improve their accuracy and speed as fluency in their times tables will support them in many other areas of maths.

Information for parents: multiplication tables check (

Further Information

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

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