Posted 15th July 2022
We’ve talked a lot in recent weeks about version 3.0 of our primary schemes of learning launching in the next academic year. Naturally, with any new release comes excitement and anticipation – not to mention many questions! We have gathered the most common ones put to our team recently and created this list of FAQs to help you understand more about the new schemes, what to expect and the scheduled launch dates.
Do you have official release dates for the new schemes?
As with all White Rose Maths resources, new updates are released termly starting from the first term of the new academic year, with as much advance notice as possible given to our users.
Our new schemes roll-out schedule is as follows:
Autumn term – already available on our website – check them out now!
Spring term – released November 2022
Summer term – released March 2023
We have released a sample document which you can download here.
Your schemes of learning are already great – why did you change them?
White Rose Maths developed our original schemes in 2015. Since then, teaching has continued to evolve with the Covid-19 pandemic, causing our team to think again about how we can best cater to the widely-recognised learning gap. Version 3 addresses recent DFE guidance as well as the ever-changing needs of teachers and pupils.
Will you be changing your other resources in line with the new schemes of learning, such as your videos and workbooks?
Yes! Our team will update all resources, including assessments, to keep everything consistent and easier for teachers, parents, or carers to follow. These will be released on a rolling basis throughout the 2022/2023 academic year in line with the new schemes roll-out schedule.
Are your supporting documents like calculation policies and National Curriculum/Ready to progress links being updated too?
Yes. We will be completing these over the summer and releasing them in September.
My school is happy with the current schemes – do we need to move to the new schemes?
If you prefer, you can continue to use our current schemes. There is no date currently to remove this version from our website and we will give plenty of notice when we plan to do so.
I’m a Premium subscriber. Am I still able to access all of the resources I can see today?
Yes. You will still be able to access all the premium resources available for both the current and new versions of the schemes during the academic year 2022/2023.
How can I find out more about the new version?
We have put together a series of helpful resources to help you learn more about our schemes and what you can expect from the new version.
Explainer video – where we show you the look and feel of our new schemes and explain all the changes in depth. Click here to watch our video.
Information articles - where we explain more about our schemes from their initial creation to the new version. To read our articles, visit our news page.
And, as always, our website – where you’ll find everything you need to stay in the know about our new schemes of learning and much, much more! Click here to take a look!
Do you have any CPD to help me teach maths in school using the new schemes?
Yes, we do! We are releasing a video for every block in a scheme of learning to help you understand how to teach the maths concepts within the block effectively, plus methods to overcome any of your or your pupils' challenges. See more here.
I have never used White Rose Maths resources for teaching – how do I get started?
Don’t worry – it is never too late to start using our incredible resources, many of them completely FREE!
Our handy ‘How to’ videos are a great way to start your White Rose Maths journey. They’re available on the FAQs page of our website, with individual videos to help guide teachers of early years, primary and secondary classes to teach maths lessons effectively.
I am new to teaching. What are your schemes of learning, and how do they help me?
Our schemes of learning provide examples on how to use a mastery approach to support understanding. They break down maths concepts one by one, allowing teachers to cover them in depth before moving on to a new one, giving pupils a greater chance to embed and retain knowledge. White Rose Maths has developed schemes of learning for all year groups from Reception to Year 11. They are currently used by 90% of primary schools and 50% of secondary schools in the UK.
And the best bit? They are a completely FREE resource!