Maths Intent Statement, Skill Progression and Policy


At Swansfield Park Primary School the intent of our mathematics curriculum is to ensure that it is a curriculum which is ambitious, accessible to all and maximises the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. It is a curriculum that is coherently planned and sequenced through a series of small, sequential steps and it offers both breadth and depth to all learners. It is also a curriculum that delivers creative and engaging lessons underpinned by the essential elements of our bespoke mastery teaching and learning approach. 

Through our mathematics curriculum, we want children to make rich connections between mathematical ideas, developing fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We also strive for all of our children to be able to confidently apply their mathematical knowledge and understanding to other subject areas. 

We want the children of Swansfield Park to realise that mathematics has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. We want them to know that it is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy as well as many forms of employment. Most importantly however, we want the children of Swansfield Park Primary School to have a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about mathematics as this we believe will enable them to know more and remember more.