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Success @ Arithmetic

ECOF Maths KS2 - Success@arithmetic


A programme developed by the team at Edgehill University that developed the ‘Every Child Counts’ programme.


Aim: Success@Arithmetic is a light touch calculation-based intervention for children who  have difficulties with arithmetic proficiency and need support to improve their understanding of number and written calculation skills.


Selection criteria: Designed for children in Year 5  (3C) & Year 6 (3B) who need to move towards Level 4.  


How does the programme work: The class 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 LSA delivers to an intervention group of up to three pupils. The teacher supports the LSA in adapting the sessions to meet the specific needs of the children.


3 x 40 minute sessions per week in addition to normal maths lessons

Programme lasts approx 8 weeks


The sessions use number rods, bar modelling and written methods to build a complete mathematical picture, developing pupils’ arithmetical fluency.  It helps them to make faster progress and to catch up with their peers through a mastery approach.


Measuring impact: Entry and exit assessments (Sandwell Numeracy Test KS2-KS3) are completed to give a standardised Number Age score.


Parents/carers must be informed by letter if their child has been selected to take part in the programme.