Maths at Gerrans School

Maths is at centre of the Gerrans School curriculum. We embrace the richness of the subject, the opportunities for exploration and the interconnectedness between mathematics and the wider school curriculum.



  • We believe that mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child's ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. 
  • We want to help children to understand and appreciate number, statistics, measures and geometry. 
  • We support children to develop these key and fundamental skills through a teaching for mastery approach. 
  • The children are expected to explore and deepen their understanding of mathematics in progressive, small step lessons. 
  • The children build upon previous knowledge and known facts to reason, make connections and develop their understanding of the curriculum. 
  • The National Curriculum states ‘Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas.’ Therefore, the intention for mathematics is to ensure that all pupils become fluent, reason mathematically and solve problems. 
  • We seek to equip our children with key mathematical skills and knowledge that will prepare them for the next stage in their learning and provide them with the necessary numerical foundations to be successful in adult life.



We use White Rose as the basis for the delivery of the National Curriculum for mathematics. This scheme is an exciting class mastery approach based upon the concentre, pictorial and abstract approach. All lessons incorporate opportunities for whole-class, group and individual exploration and learning. Problem-solving is at the heart of every lesson and there are opportunities to build mathematical fluency built in.

White Rose provides the planning documentation and in-lesson resources that we use however we have created our own bespoke lesson structure. This lesson structure meets the needs of the learners in our school and incorporates opportunities to: engage with real-life mathematics, broaden mathematical vocabulary, work collaboratively, identify and address mathematical misconceptions while developing both fluency and problem-solving and reasoning skill and understanding.