Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline. We believe that children should be given opportunities to make rich connections across mathematical ideas in order to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems.
At St John CE Primary School, we use White Rose Maths as the basis for our maths lessons. The White Rose Maths approach focuses on maths mastery and the use of the concrete-pictorial-abstract (CPA) approach to teaching maths. Through the use of this approach we aim to deepen our children’s understanding of concepts. Children are not just expected to ‘know’ how to do something but also understand the mathematical concepts that underpin this. This then allows the children to apply their knowledge across multiple contexts and make links between mathematical ideas. Each day, the children are also encouraged to solve problems and reason about mathematics through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking.
Our sequence of learning within and across year groups is based on the Long Term Plan set out by White Rose Maths, who have broken down The National Curriculum into small steps to ensure progression and depth of understanding. Each step is carefully planned to follow on from the previous step and therefore they each build on pupils’ prior knowledge in order to develop new skills and aid understanding of new concepts.
Please click the links below for the yearly and termly overviews for each year group.