We’re excited to announce version 3.0 of our primary schemes of learning. We've learned a great deal over the years and received a wealth of feedback from our amazing community of teachers.
As always, we have listened and taken into account the latest curriculum guidance to bring you this new, updated progression and sequence of small steps. You’ll be pleased to hear these will remain completely FREE for teachers to plan from.
Find out more about the key changes here.
There have been a few minor tweaks to the progression in some year groups but these changes are minimal. For example all year groups still start with place value and continue onto addition and subtraction.
There have been some changes to the small steps within blocks to ensure we are giving appropriate time to key concepts or those we have learned can be more difficult for children to grasp. Following feedback the pace in Year 1 has been reduced and there are clearer links with the work done in Reception.
You can find out more about the key changes here.
Find the answer to our frequently asked questions here.
Yes! All supporting material will also be updated in line with our new schemes of learning. These, along with the schemes themselves, will be released on a rolling basis across the next academic year.
Yes, we are also writing new assessments, both end of block and end of term, to work alongside the new version of the schemes. Like the above, both versions will be available depending on which route you choose to follow.
The autumn term content will begin to become available from June 2022 in preparation for schools starting with them in September. You can download some sample material here.
No, you do not have to convert to the new version of the schemes. Both versions of the free schemes and the supporting premium resources will be available on the website so that schools can make a choice that works best for them. We understand that many schools may prefer to wait until 2023/24 before they consider converting, giving them more time to compare both versions and transition over.
Our class of characters bring the schemes to life, and will be sure to engage learners of all ages and abilities. Follow the children and their class pet, Tiny the tortoise, as they explore new mathematical concepts and ideas.
Our symbols have become a popular feature of our premium resources, so we have decided to introduce them into our scheme of learning.
We also have some brand new symbols in KS1 to give practical learning ideas to teachers.
Find out more about what each symbol means in our sample brochure
Click here to download posters that describe each symbol and can be used as a classroom display.