At Hazel Community Primary School, we recognise that in order for pupils to progress to deeper and more complex problems, children need to be confident and fluent across each yearly objective. We follow the Maths Hub White Rose schemes of learning to ensure that the coverage for the year is completed. The White Rose scheme has been developed by primary school Math experts to provide a curriculum plan that will support ‘Teaching for Mastery’.
There is a term by term plan for each year group from EYFS to Year 6, with a significant amount of time devoted to developing key number concepts. This ensures students build their fluency as number sense will affect their success in other areas of mathematics. Students who are successful with number are much more confident mathematicians.
We use three key principles to deepen pupils’ understanding:
- Conceptual understanding
- Language and communication
- Mathematical thinking
Our teaching staff use the White Rose scheme in conjunction with a range of other useful resources such as NCETM and NRich.
Why we use the White Rose Hub scheme of learning:
- full of purposeful practice opportunities
- embeds the concrete – pictorial – abstract approach throughout
- designed and written specifically for children in particular year groups
- gets children thinking about the relevant concept
- interweaves content as appropriate
- encourage mathematical discussion and thinking
- includes variation to help children spot patterns
- builds fluency, reasoning and problem solving
How you can help at home
- Talk to your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths and areas for development. Be aware. Learning maths is like building a pyramid, small steps at a time.
- Discuss your child’s homework with them and ask them to share what they are learning. Maths, very much like sports or music, is a skill that needs practice. ...
- Be aware of the expected milestones for each year group and support your child to achieve them. Develop a healthy mind-set. A healthy mind-set towards learning maths includes self-belief, confidence and the resilience to keep learning even when it gets tough