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Elgin Street, Ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire, OL7 9DD


Canon Johnson C of E Primary School

Maths at Canon Johnson

White Rose Maths

At Canon Johnson we teach maths using the White Rose Maths schemes of learning which are designed to give sufficient time for teachers to explore and understand concepts in depth, rather than covering it superficially and then returning several times.


EYFS gives children the first experiences with number and shape, space and measure. These skills help the children and their move into Year 1 where they start the National Curriculum and White Rose scheme of learning.


KS1 help develop the fluency skills so they can reason and solve problems.


KS2 continues this and children make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.


We use a concrete (resources), pictorial, abstract (pencil and paper oral methods) approach to teach mathematical concepts. This helps children to learn, understand and embed knowledge. The pictures below demonstrate this approach.

Canon Johnson Visual Calculation Policy

At Canon Johnson we use a Visual Calculation Policy. This ensures that children are experiencing maths with consistent methods and resources. 

White Rose Maths have teamed up with TV presenter, teacher and parent Michael Underwood to help parents understand maths in schools across the country. Click the link below for useful advice, videos and much more!

Parent information for White Rose Maths


Maths progression through school:

Our working walls are consistent through school and demonstrate the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to our learning.

Maths learning platforms:

Children at school have been given logins and passwords for IXL and TTRockstars.

Click .........TT Rockstars