Schoolzone | White Rose Maths review by Harriet

White Rose Maths review by Harriet

Date: 26.04.2022

Review subject: Maths

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Harriet, Head of year

  • City LA maintained school 866 pupils in Greenwich
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 29.2%

 

Review rating:

Average rating across all White Rose reviews: 4.3/5

 

How well does it match the curriculum?

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

Everything is covered very well. Very good extensions available. Not a lot of support for lower ability available however.

 

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

Brilliantly: The content stands out as being particularly positive in this regard and would be welcome in any school like mine

A range of ‘characters’ from different races depicted in questions

 

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

Excellent for middle ability and high ability, not a lot available for lower ability

 

How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so

Good activities, lots of discussion/investigation activities

 

How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Badly: There isn’t any / enough formative assessment or what there is, isn’t very useful

No assessments available

 

How well does it support planning?

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

Clearly guides through teaching steps

 

How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Reasonably: It could be used at home or independently, but pupils would need some extra support or resources

Children could work through sheets/books but sometimes written in a way so would need extra guidance

 

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

Well: It’s worth the money and effort to introduce – more so than many similar resources I’ve seen

Excellent resources but would like to see more for lower ability/SEN children

 

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