Curriculum Overview

Inspire Maths

Inspire Maths builds firm foundations and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts through a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach. These Pupil Textbooks provide a scaffolded introduction to each new learning objective, guided practice activities, opportunities for further practice, and suggestions for how parents can support learning at home.

In September 2015, the school introduced Singapore Maths in Year 1 to 4. Although not all current year groups will not access this curriculum scheme in its entirety, the approaches and applications from this scheme will be transferred across all the year groups in the school to ensure all pupils benefit from this new approach.

Inspire Maths is a transformational, whole-school primary maths programme based on the leading Singapore Maths series My Pals are Here, used in 100% of Singapore’s state primary schools.

  • Accessible pupil textbooks introduce concepts in a highly scaffolded way, enabling all children to develop critical thinking skills, make mathematical connections and become confident mathematicians
  • Built on a concrete – pictorial – abstract approach, ensuring secure foundations and deep understanding of mathematical concepts
  • Uses a spiral progression to develop fluency, reasoning, and problem solving and conceptual understanding for mastery

Inspire Maths at Home

The materials below and the links within this text are from Oxford Owl Maths and are free for parents to access. These resources are designed to support you with your children’s maths throughout their primary years. You’ll find a whole host of activities, simple ideas, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their maths at home.

There are lots of ways to help to build your child’s confidence in maths. There are many fun games and activities you can do with your child that practise maths skills. Most children love playing games and it’s an easy way to support their learning.

On Oxford Owl Maths, you’ll also find advice from educational experts on what your child is learning at school and how to make maths fun at home

Guidance for Parents

Activities to Support the Learning Journey at Home

Inspire Maths At OPA Lofthouse Gate

Phonics, Reading Schemes and Literacy

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Foundation Subject Overviews

Further Information

These subjects are taught though a thematic approach and to find out more about our engaging and exciting curriculum follow @OPA_LG, your child’s own class Twitter page or use the contact form here to make an appointment with your child’s class teacher or call in at the office to arrange a time.

Same Day Intervention

Same Day Intervention is an approach to mathematics teaching that aims to ensure that no pupil is left behind, built on an ethos and culture that everyone can achieve. The lesson is restructured to allow marking and assessment time in the middle of the lesson, in order to provide appropriate intervention immediately to address any misconceptions.

Daily maths lessons use the following structure:

  • Teaching input and high quality modelling to the whole class. Each concept is modelled step-by-step to ensure all learners can keep up. After modelling using an ‘I do, you do’ approach, pupils answer some questions independently. This whole section lasts approximately 30 minutes.
  • Pupils then have 15 minutes away from their teacher (attending assembly) while the teacher marks their answers using a rapid marking code. During this progress pit-stop, the teacher can group the children based on which pupils need that extra support, and which learners need to develop their depth of understanding.
  • The remaining 30 minutes of the lesson is an intervention session, where the teacher groups children together based on how they answered the questions so that they can efficiently address common misconceptions. The aim is to use the additional support to ensure that all children reach a certain level of understanding by the end of the day, preventing an achievement gap from forming.

Same Day Intervention is used in conjunction with the Inspire Maths textbooks. To find out more about the Same Day Intervention approach, please visit