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Pupil characteristics of learning

Throughout school we follow the White Rose maths programme of learning. This develops pupils mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills whilst encouraging maths to be taught in a fun and practical way matched to the individual needs of all children. The scheme follows the National Curriculum, ensuring pupils are ready to meet their end of year goals.  


We have developed a mastery approach for teaching maths at school, Mastery is based on the idea of children not moving on until they are secure in their understanding of a particular concept. The whole class is taught the same thing, at the same time, with children learning at an appropriate level through support and enrichment. Challenge is offered through higher order questioning and activities that develop deeper understanding, problem solving and reasoning skills.


Below is a brief overview for each year group, if you have any further questions about maths at Whitegate End or you would like to view White Rose in more detail please contact your child's class teacher. 

Last week Key stage 2 children were lucky enough to have a visit from 'Breakout Maths'. We had to solve maths puzzles and problems to unlock padlocks connected to doors, draws and filing cabinets. Some of the clues were really tricky, however all children showed the characteristics of : resilience, persistence and teamwork. It was great to see some future leaders take control. The gentlemen commented on how amazing the pupils at Whitegate End were. Below are some photos of us trying to escape !





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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Find information about our curriculum on the individual class pages.

If you would like further information about the curriculum at Whitegate End, please speak to your child's class teacher, attend one of our open mornings or parent forum meetings (please contact the school for the next date) or fill in the enquiry form on the contact page.