Using the White Rose Maths Scheme from KS1 through to KS4 enables the department to build a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress for all pupils.
A mastery approach is achieved through the constant reinforcement of learning using different representations to aid understanding: concrete, pictorial and abstract.
In order to embed prior knowledge into pupils’ long-term memory, the department consistently uses the following techniques:
- “Flashback 4” at the beginning of lessons;
- Knowledge organisers to help students learning and as a quick overview of the topic for revision purposes,
- Links to real-life situations, previous experiences and cross-curricular connections.