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Maths

Maths at St Saviour's 

This year at St Saviour's we have made the decision to use White Rose Education to help  influence, inspire and inform the teaching of mathematics across the school.

White Rose is a programme designed by a team of maths experts to train, guide, help and support a positive change to the future of maths education for our children. 

At the heart of White Rose is a mastery approach to maths. 

So what does this mean?

It means that we:

  • Put numbers first; a confidence with numbers is the first step to competency in the curriculum as a whole.
  • Put depth before breadth; reinforcing knowledge again and again.
  • Encourage collaboration; children can progress through their education as a group, supporting each other as they learn.
  • Focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving; it gives children the skills they need to become competent mathematicians.

Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA)

When children are introduced to a new concept, working with concrete physical resources and pictorial representations leads to a better understanding of abstract concepts (written calculation).

We use CPA throughout White Rose, from EYFS to Year 6. 

Curriculum Maps 

How to support at home

Maths with Michael 

We understand that parents may feel like maths has changed and that it’s sometimes difficult to keep up to date with modern teaching methods. 

With over 80% of primary schools and a growing number of secondary schools using White Rose Maths, it is important that we provide as much support to bridge the gap from school to home.

Below are some videos which will help to explain some of the methods and resources we use to support the delivery of maths at St Saviour's.

Video content: 

  • Has maths changed? 
  • Place Value
  • Subtraction 
  • Multiplication
  • Division 
  • Fractions 
  • Algebra
  • Maths with Michael

1 Minute Maths

A simple game based app for EYFS up to Year 6 which can be accessed on a laptop, tablet or phone.

  • Excellent practice – and no distractions.
  • A clear, intuitive process that children pick up straight away.
  • No login or internet access needed. Just download and play.
  • Enjoyable and motivating… How many can they get correct in one minute?
  • Helpful hints match those used in class.
  • Brilliant for building number fluency and confidence.
  • It’s FREE!

 

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