White Rose – Teaching for Mastery
The White Rose overviews are designed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning and have been designed to support the aims and objectives of the new National Curriculum.
Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract
White Rose is built on the belief 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.
Below are links to the White Rose yearly coverage of teaching that are delivered as the maths curriculum at Walkley for each year group. This provides an overview of the units covered throughout the year. From time to time the order of blocks may differ due to the staffing arrangements in each class where PPA staff may deliver a block each week over a term.