Our maths curriculum is based on White Rose. It is a  research-based scheme of learning which is designed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning  and is consistent with the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum.

Putting number first- it has number at the heart.   A significant amount of time is spent reinforcing number in order to build competency and ensure children can confidently access the rest of the curriculum

Depth before breadth- Teachers are supported to stay within the required key stage so that children acquire depth of knowledge in each topic. Opportunities to revisit previously learned skills are built into later blocks.

Working together- Children can progress through the learning as a whole group, encouraging children of all abilities to support  each other in their learning.

Fluency, reasoning and problem solving-White Rose develops all three key areas of the National Curriculum, giving children the knowledge and skills they need to become confident mathematicians.

Research shows that all children, when introduced to a new concept, should have the opportunity to build competency by following the a concrete, pictorial and abstact  approach. This features throughout learning.

Concrete- Children have the opportunity to work  with physical objects/concrete resources, in  order to bring the maths to life and to build  understanding of what they are doing.

Pictorial- Alongside concrete resources, children work with pictorial representations,  making links to the concrete.  Visualising a problem in this way can help children to reason and to solve problems.

Abstract- With the support of both the concrete and pictorial representations, children can develop their  understanding of abstract methods. 

Our maths curriculum is supported by metacognitive approaches such my turn-our turn, your turn,

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"Know that I am with you always," Matthew 28:20 We encourage the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of the school family by embedding Christian values into everyday life. Our vision is for all children to be confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens who are well equipped for future life, knowing that God is with them always.