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Maths Curriculum

We aim to give all children confidence and competence with numbers and measures.

We encourage our pupils to enjoy mathematics by offering them opportunities for investigation, challenges and for them to apply their skills in ‘real life’ contexts such as, spending money at the local shops and cooking.

We teach a broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics and calculation methods to enable our pupils to solve mathematical problems in a wide range of contexts and to make connections within mathematics. We do this in accordance with the objectives from the National Curriculum.

White Rose Maths Learning Schemes

At Dallow Primary School we follow the White Rose Maths Learning Schemes. There is a termly plan for each year group from Year 1 to Year 6 and each term is split into twelve weeks. As part of each overview, a significant amount of time is devoted to developing key number concepts each year. This ensures that students build fluency as number sense will affect their success in other areas of mathematics. Students who are successful with number are much more confident mathematicians.

Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract

We believe that all children, when introduced to a new concept, should have the opportunity to build competency by taking this approach.

  • children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.
  • alongside this children should use pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems.
  • both concrete and pictorial representations should support children’s understanding of abstract methods.

The following mastery overviews have been developed by primary practitioners in conjunction with the White Rose Maths Hub to provide a curriculum plan that will support ‘Teaching for Mastery’.