Schemes of work
At The Wilfred Owen School we follow a white rose mastery approach to the teaching of Mathematics.
Every year, each class teacher adapts the White Rose long term plans to meet the needs of their current class. We believe this is important as it personalises the learning for our pupils. By doing this we aim to support children to achieve to their highest ability by building upon their foundation blocks.
Our long term plans include a starter focus, an overall focus and a problem solving skill focus. We use a starter focus to ensure we revisit concepts throughout the year in order to move them into the children's long term memory. In addition to this we use the White Rose Flashback 4's at the beginning of every lesson for year's 1-6. These work in a similar way to the starter focus but they also consolidate learning from previous year groups.
It is our intent, through the schemes of work, that children develop:
- An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
- A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.
- Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
- The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
- The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.
- The ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
- The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
- Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
- A wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
- A commitment to and passion for the subject.