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Maths Intent

At Smannell and Enham CE Primary mathematics is valued as a creative and inter-connected discipline, which provides our children with the foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason and solve problems mathematically. Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering. We believe that by providing children with a rich, balanced and progressive curriculum that embeds concrete, abstract and pictorial experiences, our pupils will be able to develop skills to reason, problem solve and develop fluent conceptual understanding. Through a curriculum that promotes a sense of enjoyment and curiosity, children will:


  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
  • they should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects