At Harrow Lodge Primary, we use a Maths Mastery approach to ensure that our pupils master key mathematical concepts to a level of depth where they can apply them in practical contexts. To help us achieve this, we have introduced a scheme of work called White Rose Maths which is aligned to the 2014 English National Curriculum for Mathematics.
Using White Rose Maths, pupils are taught key skills in a logical sequence. They learn new concepts initially using concrete examples, such as counters, then progress to drawing pictorial representations before finally using more abstract symbols, such as the equals sign. Additionally, pupils are encouraged to reason about their learning by exploring and explaining their methods in greater detail.
The whole class works through the programme of study at the same pace with ample time on each topic before moving on. Ideas are revisited at higher levels as the curriculum spirals through the years.
Lessons and activities are designed to be taught using problem-solving approaches to encourage pupils’ higher-level thinking. The focus is on working with pupils’ core competencies, building on what they know to develop their relational understanding.
This may be very different to the way in which you were taught yourself. To help you support your child at home please see the link below to the White Rose Maths website and Parent page.
Please see our calculation policy below.
Maths Calculation Policy 2021