Earlier Intervention (Y3-6)

Earlier Intervention (Year 3-5)

Boost confidence and secure key maths concepts for your Year 3-5 pupils

Build strong foundations in maths

  • Baseline assessment against KS1 & KS2 expectations
  • Weekly one-to-one develops reasoning & confidence
  • Lessons focus on securing core Year 3-5 content
  • Regular reporting to support KS2 planning & teaching
  • Downloadable Y3-5 assessment, resources & CPD
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When gaps and misconceptions are left unaddressed lower down the school, pupils face an even bigger challenge in Year 6.

The Earlier Intervention Programme allows you to plug these gaps in your target Year 3-5 pupils through weekly 1-to-1 maths sessions from specialist online maths tutors.

Assessment & lesson selection

We begin by assessing your pupils’ gaps against Y3-5 expectations.

You decide whether you’d like lesson objectives to be automatically selected or if you’d rather choose from our curriculum Lessons are then delivered by specialist tutors, who adapt the pitch and pace of each session to the pupil.

Weekly 1-to-1 teaching

Pupils talk their way through maths concepts and problems in a low stakes environment where they feel more confident verbalising their maths understanding.

Interactive lessons in the online classroom provide visual cues and scaffolding aligned with a CPA approach to maths. Tutors ask open-ended questions to assess pupil understanding before moving on.

Secure Year 3-5 topics

SATs test frameworks show that over half of the marks each year will be drawn from Year 3-5 content.

Tutors work closely with each individual pupil to address any identified gaps, leaving them better prepared to access the whole KS2 curriculum as they move up the school.

Reporting and assessment

Quickly and easily see the content your pupils are covering using our online platform. Weekly reports ensure you’re kept in the loop and are able to feed this assessment into planning.

Progress overviews capture impact across a term or year.

The Third Space Maths Hub

Your school will get access to a whole range of resources to support teaching across KS2, from diagnostic assessments to daily arithmetic practice to teaching guides.

You’ll also be able to use our video CPD library with bitesize teaching tips and longer maths masterclasses

Summer 2019: Y5 Intervention

Start our KS2 SATs Intervention with your Year 5 pupils. Plug gaps and address misconceptions to get ready for Year 6.

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What schools are saying about our earlier intervention


Barbara Yeo, Maths Leader, King's Cliffe Endowed Primary School

"The children enjoy their sessions and the impact on confidence- seen in class- is excellent."

Valda Varadinek-Skelton, Lead maths, Eldon Grove

"I really like the way that the intervention can be tailored to support the needs of the individual and that the children are moved through the lesson at a pace that suits them."

Rebecca Rocha, Assistant Headteacher, Shenley Primary School, Hertfordshire

"The pupils that are receiving the programme have shown an excellent improvement in their confidence as well as competency in key areas. The progress reports clearly show how a pupil's understanding is developing over time."

Alison Tanner, Class Teacher, Cameley CofE VC Primary School

"All of the children have made good progress."

Jayne Allen, Deputy Headteacher, Belmont Community Primary School, Grantham

"The children respond really well to Third space. As a school we see impact not just in the learning of the session and overtime but in the enjoyment, confidence and love of Maths."

Rebecca Streeter, Class Teacher, The Five Islands School, Isles of Scilly

"There's everything in one place. Targeted SATs intervention based on quality analysis and diagnostics. The Hub has everything anyone teaching maths could need."

Sharon Mills, Maths Coordinator, Wilden All Saints CofE Primary School

"Excellent teaching and follow up with assessment."

Joanne Cocker, Maths Leader, St William of York Catholic Primary School

"The customer care is great, your staff get back to queries efficiently. The resources are brilliant and have been very effective in the classroom."

Angie Bailey, Deputy Headteacher, Giles Brook Primary, Milton Keynes

"A great all round experience. The children love their sessions, enjoy working with their tutors and the sessions make a real difference to their understanding and application of maths. The team are really helpful and the resources excellent."

Claire Campbell, Class Teacher, Bushfield primary

"Excellent resources and seems to be having a measurable impact."

Alison Walsh, Headteacher, St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, Surrey

"We have been using the service for the last 2 years and know that it has a positive impact on our pupils."

Chris Parham, Headteacher, St Issey Church of England Primary School

"I've been really impressed with how involved my reluctant learners have become. They're going to be gutted when we have to stop"

Nessa HUSSAIN, Class Teacher, Lumbertubs Primary School, Northampton

"The children love the 1-1 contact with a teacher and the resources are great."

Natalie Snowdon, Maths Leader, Blue Coat CofE (Aided) Junior School

"Impact of one to one sessions and maths hub resources are improving every day. I would love more CPD videos for teachers to access for how to teach different concepts"

Sally Brayne, Market Drayton Junior School, Shropshire

"The children really enjoy the sessions and the tutors seem very keen to help the children."

Rosemary O'Reilly, Class Teacher, Radley Primary School, Oxon

"Good service, lots of great resources online to supplement teaching."

Mark Creasy, Class Teacher, Leavesden JMI School, Watford

"Great price, for a great service and fully engaged and committed children who not only love the personalised nature of the sessions, but also make clear progress."

Celia Whitehead, Deputy Headteacher, Bedford Primary, Lancashire

"We have enjoyed using Third Space Learning. We love the feedback reports and the confidence it has given our pupils to attempt maths using a different mindset."

Melanie Haggerty, Headteacher, Our Lady of the Assumption, Blackpool

"Consistent approach for children and excellent resources"

Emma Sargent, Maths Leader, Rose Hill Primary School

"Support team are amazing friendly and make things happen with no fuss Resources on maths hub are of a good quality and the girls have loved the tutoring"

Jon Hadley, Deputy Headteacher, Rood End Primary School, Oldbury, West Mids

"Intervention based on assessment for learning. Pupils have personalised support with minimal impact on staff workload."

Karen Brewer, Maths Leader, New Scotland Hill Primary School, Sandhurst, Berkshire

"We love the difference it has made to our children's confidence in tackling their maths problems"

Allison Lawley, Deputy Headteacher, St Botolph's Church of England Primary School, Loughborough

"Great service and the children really seem to be getting a lot out of the sessions."

Adele Jones

"The children I support need motivation to learn. This provides specific learning goals in liaison with their class teacher(s) with a baseline and final termly assessment to illustrate impact. and is a 'fun' and child friendly approach to interventions."

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Find out about 1-to-1 maths for your target groups

Want to see how our online 1-to-1 maths interventions work first-hand? Let us know a date and time that works for you to:

  • Review our curriculum
  • See how our online 1-to-1 tuition works
  • Explore the online learning platform
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