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At Christopher Rawlins we want children to be prepared for their future life. Our maths curriculum provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and a sense of curiosity about maths. We use a Maths Mastery approach so that children are exposed to a variety of concrete, pictorial and abstract representations to help secure a deep understanding of new concepts, before they apply their learning to varied fluency, problem solving and reasoning tasks. Rich mathematical talk and reasoning provides children with the confidence to apply their learning to different contexts, and make cross-curricular links.

Characteristics of a Mathematician:

  • Can think strategically and logically about their learning.

  • Can articulate, discuss and explain their understanding using mathematical language precisely.

  • Can challenge views courteously and willingly consider other solutions and methods.

  • Can present their mathematical ideas using a variety of representations.

  • Can choose the most appropriate and efficient strategy to solve a calculation.

  • Can recall key facts confidently and apply them in a range of contexts.

  • Has a positive, growth mind-set approach to mathematical challenges which does not always focus on getting the correct answer.

At Christopher Rawlins, we teach the National Curriculum through the White Rose Maths Scheme. Children are exposed to a 'mastery' approach to Maths which focuses on building a deep conceptual understanding of topics and encourages deeper learning and thinking. All of our children are exposed to a variety of fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions. 


We use a Concrete Pictorial Abstract approach, which allows children to develop a strong understanding using physical resources and pictorial representations before moving to more abstract questions. Please see our calculation policies below for further examples of this and examples of formal methods taught at each year group.

We our following version 3 of the White Rose scheme. Please see the links below if you would like further information about the content of the scheme and resources to support your children at home

Free home learning videos are available to support your child with further practice or if they've missed a lesson

Free downloadable workbooks  are also available for each topic/year group

Addition and Subtraction Calculation Policy

Multiplication and Division Calculation Policy

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