Maths at Manland

At Manland Primary School, we use ‘White Rose Maths’ to structure and deliver the National Curriculum, to ensure a progressive, mastery approach to learning.  

Maths learning is presented in a variety of contexts and teachers endeavour to share real-world contexts in which mathematics can be used. Concepts are explored through a progression of concrete, pictorial and abstract tasks, with knowledge and skills revisited regularly in daily ‘Fluency’ sessions to ensure that learning is remembered and embedded.   

Every class has access to ‘manipulatives’ which are a range of concrete resources used to support understanding across the curriculum. Maths is also embedded across a range of subject areas, for example by recording and manipulating data in science, systematic problem solving skills in computing or precise positional language in geography.   

Every maths lesson has a series of topic-specific additional challenges to encourage pupils to think more deeply about the knowledge and skills they are developing and adopt a reflective attitude to their learning. We encourage pupils to explain their thinking orally and work collaboratively to support and build on their understanding. 

By the end of Year 6, we aspire to ensure that all pupils leave as confident and reflective mathematicians, who are able to use their secure arithmetic skills to undertake complex reasoning across the range of mathematical areas. In this way, they will be ready and eager for the next stage of their learning at secondary school.  


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Ways to Develop Maths Skills at Home 

  • Ask your child to share their maths learning with you.
  • Look for opportunities to discuss maths in real life contexts, for example, using money and working out change.
  • Bake with your children and read measuring scales, look at the divisions and work out the counting steps.
  • Practise conversion between different units of measurement i.e.: mm – cm; ml – l; g – kg.
  • Read an analogue clock and look at timetables.
  • Teach the multiplication times tables by using online games or the school’s own maths packs.
  • Play maths games online as well as playing board games.
  • Use websites such as, BBC bitesize or use the children’s Times Table Rockstar logins.
  • You can install the White Rose Maths “1-minute maths” app so that your child can practise at home:  
  • Use digital tools at home to support children with homework instead of concrete manipulatives.


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