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At Corbett we base our maths teaching on the mixed age maths scheme of work (version 2) from White Rose Maths.  

(More information below)


Planning overviews

White Rose primary maths resources are designed to instil a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts using a full range of fun, inspiring classroom activities.

Their maths resources include schemes of learning and a wide variety of supporting material, including high quality maths worksheets, teaching slides, video lessons and more.  

To help us monitor understanding and progress throughout the year, they also provide end of block and end of term assessments.

Their primary maths resources cover all the essential topics in key stage 1 and key stage 2. They include times tables, the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), basic decimals and fractions, percentages, number system use and more.


Teaching for mastery

The White Rose scheme is based on a mastery approach to maths teaching. This is a research-driven teaching and learning method that meets the goals of the National Curriculum.

What does it mean in practice? In summary, a mastery approach… 

  • Puts numbers first: Our schemes have number at their heart, because we believe confidence with numbers is the first step to competency in the curriculum as a whole.
  • Puts depth before breadth: we reinforce knowledge again and again.
  • Encourages collaboration: children can progress through the schemes as a group, supporting each other as they learn.
  • Focuses on fluency, reasoning and problem solving: it gives children the skills they need to become competent mathematicians.


Concrete Pictorial Abstract 

At the heart of their mastery approach is the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach. Research shows that when children are introduced to a new concept, working with concrete physical resources and pictorial representations leads to a better understanding of abstract concepts. They use CPA throughout their schemes of learning.


More information can be found on their website, including resources for parents (see link below).