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At Haselworth Primary School, we began implementation of Inspire Maths across Years 1 to 5 in September 2016. It was chosen as it is a whole-school primary maths programme that provides everything we need to support an approach to teaching and learning mathematics which is greater in depth and meets the higher expectations of the 2014 National Curriculum.

Inspire Maths is a transformational, whole-school approach, to raising pupils’ achievement in maths. The programme of resources is built upon the internationally acclaimed approach to teaching mathematics in Singapore. Published by Oxford University Press it is based on the leading Singapore Maths series My Pals are Here, used in 100% of Singapore’s state primary schools.

Inspire Maths has also been selected by the Department for Education and National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics for the Year 1 textbook project running in 34 maths hubs nationwide. The Maths Hubs programme brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network of 35 hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college. Maths Hubs harness all maths leadership and expertise within an area, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students. A great endorsement for the programme.


How does INSPIRE maths work in your child’s classroom?

Inspire Maths uses accessible individual pupil textbooks (one copy for each child) which introduce concepts in a highly scaffolded way, enabling all our children to develop critical thinking skills, make mathematical connections and become confident mathematicians. Inspire Maths builds firm foundations and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts through a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach. It uses a spiral progression to develop fluency, reasoning, and problem solving and conceptual understanding for mastery

Year 1 Maths Learning Wall

Year 1 Maths Learning Wall 1
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