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Anker Valley Primary Academy

Anker Valley Primary Academy


As part of our mathematics curriculum, we follow the White Rose Maths schemes of learning, based on 'small steps' progression and yearly frameworks, which provide the foundation for secure learning, confidence and competence in mathematics.

The White Rose Maths positive approach focuses on reinforcing number competency, whilst providing opportunities to build reasoning and problem solving into each lesson, and encourages each student to build confidence and resilience to achieve in maths.  

Its inclusive approach is based on the use of concrete objects (counters, snap cubes, coloured rods), pictorial representations and abstract methods to help pupils develop a secure, long-lasting and adaptable understanding of mathematics. We use accurate mathematical vocabulary in our teaching and children are expected to use it in their verbal and written explanations.

Lessons will include:

  • A mix of teacher-led and pupil-led learning.
  • Exploration of maths using concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.
  • Fun and engaging activities and contexts.
  • Opportunities to further extend and challenge learners to deepen understanding.
  • Key Questioning throughout.


An Anker Valley Mathematician will be:

  • Confident and able to recall and apply mathematical knowledge in different contexts.
  • Able to explain their methods and thinking processes and apply skills in context.
  • Fluent in different areas of maths.
  • Efficient in applying problem-solving and reasoning skills.
  • An independent thinker.
  • Aware of the Maths/ concepts/ process they are doing.