Mathsball™ and the National Curriculum

All sessions are designed to link into specific statutory requirements

Every Mathsball™ session has been researched to link with specific statutory learning requirements of the National Curriculum.

They are a fun and inclusive way to offer a unique delivery of mathematics in your school.


Mathsball™ allows children to take abstract mathematical concepts and apply them in a practical and useful way.  It combines a much-loved pastime with an opportunity to use maths language and problem-solving skills in a real-life setting.  I would highly recommend this programme.


We can tailor all of our sessions to meet your school's needs.  Talk to us!

Our sessions are one-hour in duration (approximately fifteen-minutes preparation & discussion and forty-five minutes delivery)

They target key areas of the curriculum in Reception, KS1, KS2 and Upper KS2All primary years.

David Maytham | Managing Director


As a minimum, we are proud to have incorporated the following into our range of standard sessions:

School Years Covered: Reception
Session Titles:
Minimum Curriculum Statutory Requirements Covered:
  • Recognistion of numbers 1-10
  • Counting to 3 or 4
  • Negotiating space successfully to avoid obstacles
  • Demonstrate control of an object e.g. catching and kicking the footballs
Key Stage 1
School Years Covered: Year 1, Year 2
Session Titles:
Minimum Curriculum Statutory Requirements Covered:
  • Counting to 100
  • Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Interpret plus [+] minus [-] and equals [=]
  • Addition and subtraction of one and two digits up to 20
  • One-step problem solving e.g. 7 = ? - 9
  • Use of terms such as 'put together' and 'take away'
  • Early multiplication 
  • Half and quarter fractions
  • Length and height
  • Direction: whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns
  • Different ways of solving the same problem e.g. 23=20+3 and 23=10+13
  • Maths into 20s e.g. 10-7=3 and 100-70=30
  • Multiplication 2, 5 and 10
  • Introduction of Times Tables
  • Basic relation to fractions e.g. 40 / 2 = 20 Twenty is half of forty
  • Tally charts
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Key Stage 2
School Years Covered: Year 3, Year 4
Session Titles:
Minimum Curriculum Statutory Requirements Covered:
  • Multiples 2,3,4,5,8,10,50 and 100 e.g. 146 = 130 + 16
  • Mental maths with answers exceeding 100 e.g. 95 + 7 = 102
  • 3,4 and 8 multiplication
  • One and two-digit mental sums
  • Missing number problems
  • Telling the time
  • Right angles e.g. two right angles = a half turn
  • Understanding horizontal, vertical and parallel 
  • Problem solving with questions such as 'How many more?' and 'How many fewer?'
  • Rounding numbers to nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • Add and subtract numbers up to 4-digits
  • Times tables up to 12x12
  • Two-step problems in context e.g. 3 cakes shared equally between 10 children
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Upper Key Stage 2
School Years Covered: Year 5, Year 6
Session Titles:
Minimum Curriculum Statutory Requirements Covered:
  • Large number mental calculations to aid fluency e.g. 12,462 - 2300 = 10,162
  • Prime numbers
  • Percentages e.g. 100% = whole quantity
  • Adding and subtracting decimals e.g. 0.83 + 0.17 = 1.00
  • Calculate and compare area of rectangles e.g. cm2 and m2
  • Use of terms like 'diagonal'
  • Multi-digit (up to 4-digit) multiplied by 2-digit calculations
  • Continued Times Table use
  • Unit fractions and division to work backwards e.g. If a quarter is 36cm a whole is 36 x 4 = 144cm
  • Percentage problem solving e.g. 15% of 360
  • Ratios and Proportion e.g. the class has a ratio 3:5 boys to girls
  • Working out speed
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