White Rose Maths: White Rose Hub Resources, Worksheets & Lessons For Year 1 to Year 6

White Rose Maths has quickly established itself as the first choice scheme of learning for primary schools teaching year 1 to year 6 maths. It’s also ever evolving. Here is your comprehensive guide to the White Rose small steps, the breakdown of their scheme of work across the year, and where you can find the best and most up to date resources to support your planning and teaching with White Rose. 
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White Rose FAQs

What is White Rose Maths?

White Rose Maths is the term generally used for the scheme of work or scheme of learning developed originally by the White Rose Maths Hub. The White Rose SOL takes the main learning objectives from the national curriculum and breaks them down into teaching blocks across each term. Time is built in for maths assessments and for recapping at the end of the term. The topics into which the curriculum is broken down are known as the White Rose small steps.
The website homepage is available here: https://whiterosemaths.com

Is White Rose Maths free?

Yes and no! The White Rose Maths Scheme and the structured small steps progression is free for all primary schools to use (and it starts right down at EYFS stage). In addition during the Covid-19 lockdown the White Rose hub started releasing some of their resources for use at home, but these were usually just for ‘week’ in the block that schools should have been teaching. However the majority of the White Rose resources are now paid for premium resources.

Why do people use White Rose Maths?

Well, the fact the the scheme of learning is free is a big incentive to schools and school leaders managing a tight primary school budget. But there are some clear advantages and disadvantages of using the White Rose SOL.

What are the advantages of White Rose Maths?

  • Small steps provide progression through a topic in a logical way
  • Opportunities to go in depth with a topic – by spending a long time on a topic, you can really explore it
  • It is perfect for NQTs / RQTs or less confident teachers as it gives examples of fluency, reasoning and problem solving
  •  Provides sentence stems for some lessons to give structure
  • Whole school progression in maths is built in provided all year groups from early years to Year 6 follow it.

What are the disadvantages of White Rose Maths?

  • As it’s a linear curriculum (not spiral), it means that young mathematicians sometimes have a year between topics.
  • The White Rose SOL doesn’t include answers for fluency questions which can add to a teachers’ workload.

White Rose takes a fully maths mastery approach which means there are no suggestions for differentiation in the classroom at all.
Some lessons move on too quickly e.g. adding fractions with different denominators does not in our opinion have enough time dedicated to it.

What are the alternatives to White Rose Maths?

There are lots of other primary maths schemes of work available such as Maths No Problem or Maths Mastery (from the Ark Foundation) but all the rest of these are paid for and some are both very expensive and very intensive. You’ll likely find you don’t need all the resources provided.

At Third Space we’ve taken the best parts of the White Rose planning and created a flexible and easy to teach scheme of our own through our Ready-To-Go Slides and accompanying worksheets and additional resources. Many schools find this not only cheaper than a full scheme’s suite of resources as well as easier to manage.

White Rose Maths resources

If your school is similar to 70% of other primary schools in England, you’re likely to be:

  • following the White Rose small steps.
  • looking for suitable White Rose Maths resources to supplement these small steps!

We speak to hundreds of teachers and headteachers every week about the one to one maths intervention programmes we offer and we hear similar comments a lot.

So, in response to feedback and requests from lots of maths teachers we have created several series of White Rose Maths free resources, maths worksheets and booklets deliberately aimed at those following the White Rose small steps.

These resources include:

Take a look at our full collection of primary maths resources on the Third Space Learning Maths Hub.

White Rose Maths premium resources

In addition to our extensive library of free White Rose Maths aligned resources, we also offer a collection of White Rose Maths Premium resources to our Maths Hub subscribers.

White Rose Maths version 3 scheme of learning

As mentioned above, the White Rose Maths scheme of learning is regularly updated. It is now in its third version (which means resources created for versions 1 and 2 may need a bit of adapting). 

Below we give you a summary of what to expect for each year group’s White Rose maths planning. 

White Rose Maths Year 1

White Rose Maths Year 1 focuses heavily on place value, measurement and the basics of the four operations.

In the autumn term, pupils cover:

  • Place value within 10
  • Addition and subtraction within 10 
  • Shape

In the spring term:

  • Place value within 20
  • Addition and subtraction within 20 
  • Place value within 50
  • Length and height
  • Mass and volume

In the summer term:

  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions 
  • Position and direction 
  • Place value within 100
  • Money 
  • Time
year 1 white rose scheme of learning
Year 1 White Rose scheme of learning

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White Rose Maths Year 2

White Rose Maths Year 2 expands on learning in Year 1 and introduces new concepts.

Year 2 autumn term pupils cover:

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Shape 

In Year 2 spring term: 

  • Money
  • Multiplication and division
  • Length and height
  • Mass, capacity and temperature

Year 2 summer term topics include:

  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Statistics
  • Position and direction
Year 2 white rose scheme of learning
Year 2 White Rose scheme of learning

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White Rose Maths Year 3 

White Rose Maths Year 3 aims for a deep understanding of the four operations. Children expand their knowledge of times tables, encounter larger numbers and apply maths to real life contexts. 

Year 3 autumn term covers:

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division (A)

Year 3 spring term:

  • Multiplication and division (B)
  • Length and perimeter
  • Fractions (A)
  • Mass and capacity

Year 3 summer term: 

  • Fractions (B)
  • Money
  • Time
  • Shape
  • Statistics
Year 3 White Rose scheme of learning
Year 3 White Rose scheme of learning

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White Rose Maths Year 4

White Rose Maths Year 4 consolidates key concepts from past years and delves deeper into concepts such as place value, fractions and decimals.

Year 4 autumn term:

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Area
  • Multiplication and division (A)

Year 4 spring term:

  • Multiplication and division (B)
  • Length and perimeter
  • Fractions
  • Decimals (A)

Year 4 summer term:

  • Decimals (B)
  • Money
  • Time
  • Shape
  • Statistics
  • Position and direction
Year 4 White Rose scheme of learning
Year 4 White Rose scheme of learning

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White Rose Maths Year 5

White Rose Maths Year 5 pushes students’ problem solving and calculation skills across a wide range of topics and concepts. 

Year 5 autumn term:

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division A
  • Fractions A

Year 5 spring term:

  • Multiplication and division B
  • Fractions B
  • Decimals and percentages
  • Perimeter and area
  • Statistics

Year 5 summer term:

  • Shape
  • Position and direction
  • Decimals
  • Negative numbers
  • Converting units
  • Volume
Year 5 White Rose scheme of learning
Year 5 White Rose scheme of learning

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White Rose Maths Year 6

In White Rose Maths Year 6, learners deepen their understanding in maths, and focus on preparing for secondary school. 

Year 6 autumn term:

  • Place value
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions A
  • Fractions B
  • Converting units of measurement

Year 6 spring term:

  • Ratio
  • Algebra
  • Decimals
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Area, perimeter and volume
  • Statistics

Year 6 summer term:

  • Shape
  • Position and direction
  • Themed projects, consolidation and problem solving
Year 6 White Rose scheme of learning
Year 6 White Rose scheme of learning

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White Rose Planning with Third Space Learning Maths Resources 

Now you’ve seen what White Rose Maths resources are available for you from Third Space Learning, here we take a more indepth look at the Lesson slides as they are likely to form the core of your White Rose lesson planning with Third Space.

The idea is that they should save you lots of time. They’ve been developed by maths mastery teachers to match the White Rose small steps and require little preparation from you except for an awareness of what you’re teaching, any concrete resources or maths manipulatives you’ll need, and any supporting worksheets you want to use.

These ready-to-go lessons are intended for mixed-ability, whole class, mastery maths teaching, with differentiation made possible by the level of adult or peer support, the pacing of activities, or the continued use of concrete pictorial abstract representations (e.g. bar modelling) to support learning throughout each lesson.

What you can expect from the Third Space Learning White Rose Lessons

Our lessons are designed in PowerPoint to be fully editable and adaptable for your class. Each teaching slide includes notes that can be used to support teaching. These notes include (where appropriate) concrete resources to use, key questions to ask, common errors or misconceptions that could occur in the slide, further practice and extension activities. 

The lessons include: key vocabulary and sentence stems. This page identifies the key vocabulary that children will use in the lesson. This can be used as part of a maths working wall or to prepare you for new terms that may be introduced to pupils. The sentence stems can be used throughout the lesson to help pupils organise their thoughts. 

maths vocabulary slide

Diagnostic questions

This is otherwise known as hinge questions or assessment for learning questions. This can be inserted where you feel it is appropriate within the lesson to assess the understanding of the class on the content taught in the lesson so far. The question is multiple choice to make it a quick activity to administer. 

maths multiplication diagnostic question slide

Starter activity 

The starter activity is designed to warm the children up for their mathematical learning. The starters are designed to recap learning from previous lessons in the block or recap key knowledge that is needed for the upcoming lesson.

division lesson slide

Let’s learn

The Let’s Learn slide introduces and explores the key concept for the lesson. This is usually used to elicit discussions around the key concept before it is explored in depth. 

shape slide

Follow me

The Follow Me slides allow the teacher to guide pupils through a specific part of the learning for the lesson. This is an opportunity for teachers to demonstrate metacognition by explaining their process of completing a task. These slides are a variety of fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions to ensure that all pupils are exposed to all elements of the national curriculum. 

multiplication slide

Your turn

Each Your Turn slide contains an image of the related worksheet for the lesson. The section of the worksheet is related to the previous Follow Me section so children can apply the whole class teaching to their independent work. The notes section for the Your Turn slides include the answers for the given section of the worksheet. 

multiplication question slide

Let’s reflect

This is the final slide of the main body of the lesson. The Let’s Reflect slide encourages reflection on the lesson via explanation and application of learning.

mass and weight slide

After the main body of the lesson, there are a series of support slides. These slides are designed to support the main body of the lesson and to be used as prior learning or as support during a lesson if a child or group of children are finding the lesson challenging and need to recap the previous step before the main body of the lesson.

8 times tables slide

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What teachers say about Third Space Learning’s White Rose Maths style lessons

Time is precious in the classroom, and our PowerPoints have proven popular amongst teachers all around the UK since we relaunched them this year.

The following are just a flavour of what teachers have been saying about them so far:

Amazing! High quality, excellent range of visual representations, contexts which are relevant to the children. I can’t speak highly enough of these resources.

They have been able to help with work/life balance:

Thanks to you I’ve been able to spend some time with my kids this week instead of them seeing the top of my laptop. It’s very much appreciated by my family.

The PowerPoints are a fantastic way to save time:

They have been fantastic. A huge thank you to whoever designed or made them. I emailed all of the Key Stage 2 staff about them. I love them and more importantly, they make maths more accessible for all.

Really useful – just downloaded the set and shared with colleagues. Brilliant stuff and delighted you have saved me time and effort next week with planning. Thank you.

We think you will love our White Rose Maths style PowerPoints and resources, so take a look, let us know what you think, and, even better, if you like them, add them to your class pages, kids’ zone, and even sitemap on your school website. Then they’ll be there for everyone!

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