At Beacon Hill, we use White Rose Maths as a basis of our maths lesson. This is an exciting whole class mastery approach, recommended by the DfE, that works for every child. It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This enables children to make rich connections across ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and the ability to solve increasingly sophisticated problems.
We provide children with the freedom and confidence to explore their own ideas and methods in the safety of a supportive learning environment. The White Rose Maths programme promotes inspires and motivates our children by providing a colourful range of activities, teaching and practical challenges which can be adapted to suit the needs and confidence of individual children.
We embed fluency and accuracy in arithmetic to equip children for mental calculations in the real world. Our children will be able to transfer and apply their mathematical knowledge to other subject areas and real life contexts, preparing them for the real world.
White Rose Maths is a challenging and high-quality programme that will ensure our pupils receive a rich mathematics curriculum. Built on the ‘mastery’ principle of teaching and learning, pupils are taught to build a deep conceptual understanding of concepts which will enable them to apply their learning in different situations.
The White Rose curriculum is cumulative - each school year begins with a focus on the concepts and skills that have the most connections, which are then applied and connected throughout the school year to consolidate learning. This gives pupils the opportunity to ‘master maths’; by using previous learning throughout the school year, the children develop mathematical fluency and conceptual understanding.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure that the requirements of National Curriculum for England are fully met.
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