Schoolzone | White Rose Maths review by Clare

White Rose Maths review by Clare

Date: 26.04.2022

Review subject: Maths

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Clare, Maths coordinator

  • Rural LA maintained school 250 pupils (oversubscribed) in Derbyshire
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 11.4%

 

Review rating:

Average rating across all White Rose reviews: 4.3/5

Would like some greater depth challenges included

 

How well does it match the curriculum?

Brilliantly: There is more content (eg support / extension activities) than we expected

Real value for money. Clear small steps and all we need to deliver a rounded curriculum

 

How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?

Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented

Child friendly. Accessible. Lots of different characters of all ethnicities represented

 

How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?

Well: A large majority of resources are suitably differentiated for pupils

We teach mastery approach and this resource gives us the option to use manipulatives for those who need them

 

How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

Brilliantly: Pupils love using and are excited when they know they are going to do so

Pupils love Tiny and particularly enjoy completing the workbooks

 

How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Brilliantly: We could (or do) use it for monitoring pupils or classes, for gap analysis or to inform intervention strategies

End of block assessments help us determine who needs additional intervention

 

How well does it support planning?

Brilliantly: It has everything you could need and is straightforward to use with classes

The PowerPoint is the planning!

 

How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Brilliantly: We’d have very few reservations about using this extensively to support home learning

We used this for all home learners and they haven’t fallen behind

 

How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?

Brilliantly: It’s possibly the best value for money of any similar resources I’ve seen

Money well spent

 

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