Weston on Trent Church of England (Aided) Primary School

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At Weston On Trent, we use the White Rose scheme to support our teaching and learning in Maths. This is a research-driven method that meets the goals of the National Curriculum as well as focussing on Mastery.


A Mastery approach:

  • Puts numbers first: Our schemes have number at their heart, because we believe confidence with numbers is the first step to competency in the curriculum as a whole.
  • Puts depth before breadth: we reinforce knowledge again and again.
  • Encourages collaboration: children can progress through the schemes as a group, supporting each other as they learn.
  • Focuses on fluency, reasoning and problem solving: it gives children the skills they need to become competent mathematicians.


We are an inclusive school and look for all our learners to access the very best provision. Therefore, at the heart of our mastery approach is the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach. Research shows that when children are introduced to a new concept, working with concrete physical resources and pictorial representations leads to a better understanding of abstract concepts. We use CPA throughout our schemes of learning.


By using this approach, we provide more opportunities for more able pupils to explore mathematical concepts at a deeper level, while making sure no child falls behind during lessons. 

  • Weston on Trent Church of England (Aided) Primary School,
  • Forrester Avenue, Weston-on-Trent,
  • Derby, England,
  • DE72 2HX
  • Tel: 01332700488
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