Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world.  These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.  In KS1 and 2 we use the White Rose Hub schemes of learning which are designed to support the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum.  The following explanations can be used as a guide to consolidate your child’s learning at home.

The video below explains the CPA model (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) also known as the CRA model (Concrete, Representational, Abstract).


At Dartford Primary we use Times Tables Rockstars to help develop fluency and accuracy with times tables. Follow this link to find out more about this excellent app:



Here are some useful links to help support you and your child.

DPA Calculation Policy

x -tables tips for home learning



For specific SATs related resources, please follow this link: