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White Rose Maths

The White Rose Maths Hub schemes for each year group are designed to support a mastery approach to maths teaching and learning. They have been designed to support the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum.


The schemes of learning:

  • have number at their heart. A large proportion of time is spent reinforcing number to build competency.
  • ensure teachers stay in the required key stage and support the ideal amount of depth before breadth.
  • ensure that pupils have the opportunity to stay together as they work through the schemes as a group.
  • provide plenty of opportunities to build reasoning and problem solving elements into the curriculum.


Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract

We believe that all children, when introduced to a new concept, should have the opportunity to build competency by taking this approach.

Concrete - children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.

Pictorial - alongside this children should use pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems.

Abstract - both concrete and pictorial representations should support children's understanding of abstract methods.

This document is designed to assist with the teaching of vocabulary across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and is aligned with the White Rose schemes of learning. This document identifies in which year group vocabulary should be explicitly taught and introduced. However, language should be revisited in subsequent year groups, retrieved regularly and quizzed often to ensure children are consolidating their understanding. Some vocabulary might be introduced earlier (shapes for instance) if necessary or as part of an activity, however this document ensures coverage is progressive.