From September 2020, St Mary’s will be introducing a scheme called White Rose Maths.
White Rose maths has been designed by a team of highly experienced and passionate maths teaching experts, including leading maths researchers and practitioners from around the world.
The scheme focuses on building a new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. The teaching and learning encourages children to become independent, reflective thinkers, whose skills not only liberate them in maths but also support them across the curriculum.
Although White Rose Maths will provide a structure to ensure all areas of the maths curriculum are covered in each year group, teachers are also encouraged to use their skills and collect ideas from a range of resources in order to plan and deliver meaningful and engaging lessons.
There will be a further shift towards building a concrete – pictorial – abstract approach, ensuring secure foundations and deep understanding of mathematical concepts.
We will continue to use a spiral progression in order to develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving and conceptual understanding for mastery.