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Sandown School


At Sandown, we want maths to be relevant and meaningful within the real world, build pupils’ resilience, develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills, give pupils opportunities to enjoy numbers, enable them to make links between different areas of maths and to enable all pupils to achieve well.

Here at Sandown School we follow White Rose Maths from Years 1 to 6.

We follow White Rose Maths because it works for our pupils. It follows the CPA (concrete, pictorial and abstract) approach closely and this enables all children to achieve the key concepts of maths needed to gain firm foundations on which to grow on. The children enjoy maths and are able to show, explain and prove their thinking in many different ways. The pupils are taught in a spiral curriculum method that allows each block of learning to be built upon with each unit. Manipulatives are a key part of our maths curriculum and these enable struggling pupils to have support to work independently as well as extending the more able pupils to explain and prove their thinking.

White Rose consists of small steps of learning that build upon each other. This means that each child is able to gain a deeper understanding of each concept and really follow it on a deeper level. The range of resources that the class teachers have access to means that a deep level of knowledge in problem solving and reasoning is also gained. The fluency elements of the learning are shown in a range of models so that pupils can visualise key calculation methods before completing the work. 




Numeracy Progress/ guidance and supportNumeracy Knowledge 

Numeracy Vocabulary progressionMathematics Policy

Maths (ID 1013)


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