Additional Support with Mathematics
Additional Support Programmes - Mathematics
1stClass@Number (for children in Y2& Y3)
1stClass@Number is led by a specially trained teaching assistant who delivers up to 30 half-hour sessions to a group of up to four children, for 10 -15 weeks. The children continue to take part in their normal class mathematics lessons and the 1st Class @Number sessions take part just before, or after the school day.
How does 1st Class @Number help children?
- It supports the new National Curriculum for Mathematics
- It raises mathematical attainment
- It increases enjoyment and engagement in mathematics
- It provides detailed evidence of progress and impact.
The sessions focus on number and calculation, developing children’s mathematical understanding, communication and reasoning skills. Stimulating, enjoyable games and activities engage the children and build their confidence. Each topic starts with a simple assessment that helps the teaching assistant to tailor sessions to the children’s needs.
Over 55,000 pupils in Years 1 to 11 have been supported by 1stClass@Number in 4,000 schools.
- They made an average Number Age gain of 13 months in only 4 months – over 3 times the expected progress.
- 93% of them showed more confidence and interest in learning mathematics in class after 1stClass@Number.
An independent EEF trial found that 1stClass@Number had a positive impact on mathematical skills, particularly for the lowest attaining pupils
Success@Arithmetic (for children in Y4-6)
Success@Arithmetic is led by a lead teacher working together with teaching assistants. The lead teacher conducts a diagnostic assessment and selects a series of Success@Arithmetic steps to form a tailored programme of up to 24 sessions, adapted from detailed plans that the specially trained teaching assistant then delivers to a group of up to three pupils.
The sessions use number rods, bar modelling and written methods to build a complete mathematical picture, developing pupils’ arithmetical fluency.
- supports the new National Curriculum for Mathematics
- promote mathematical thinking and understanding
- develops secure and fluent calculation methods through carefully staged progression
- promotes a mastery approach
- provides detailed evidence of progress and impact.
Over 13,000 pupils in Years 3 to 11 have been supported by Success@Arithmetic in 2,000 schools.
- They made an average Number Age gain of 14.5 months in 4 months – over 3 times the expected progress.
- 91% of them showed more confidence and interest in learning mathematics in class after Success@Arithmetic.