How Maths is taught

We follow the White Rose Scheme of Maths, but do include a variety of maths resources too.

A typical Maths lesson will provide the opportunity for all children, to work through Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving activities. A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a child can show it in multiple ways, using the mathematical language to explain their ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.


We believe that all pupils, when introduced to a key new concept, should have the opportunity to build competency in this topic by taking the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach. Objects and pictures are used to demonstrate and visualise abstract ideas, alongside numbers and symbols.


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


Pictorial – pupils should then build on this concrete approach by using pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to reason and solve problems.


Abstract – with the foundations firmly laid, pupils should be able to move to an abstract approach using numbers and key concepts with confidence.