Mathematics Statement of Intent

At Boreham Primary School, we recognise that mathematics is a fundamental life skill and we encourage children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them throughout their lives.

Therefore, as a school, we aim to provide the pupils with a mathematics curriculum, high quality teaching and use of effective resources so that we develop individuals who are numerate, inquisitive, and confident. At Boreham Primary School, maths is about exploring, mastering skills in counting and developing an understanding of number. It involves exploring shape and pattern, and measurement through activities which contextualise the skills and knowledge. Mathematics is about developing a curiosity in the world around us, and offering solutions to problems. It is also functional, aiming to develop skills which will enable greater independence as our learners grow.

Aims and Impact

The Mathematics curriculum at Boreham Primary School aims to:

 To promote enjoyment of learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion

 To promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system

 To develop mathematical fluency, including mental maths skills

 To develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts

 To develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented

 To explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts

 To help children understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life

 To develop the cross-curricular use of mathematics in other subjects.

Further Information

For further information about our Mathematics Curriculum, please click on the links below:

Mathematics PolicyMathematics Overview

Mathematics in EYFS

Mathematics Progression