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Church of England Primary School

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"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas" - Albert Einstein

Curriculum intent


To ensure that all children at Buckland School enjoy and have confidence in mathematics through a good or outstanding fluency with numeracy and an ability to reason mathematically. To ensure that that the children understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics in the work and everyday life and can apply their knowledge to different subjects. 


To enable children to: 

  • enjoy all aspects of mathematics 

  • Have confidence in numeracy and other mathematical knowledge 

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics 

  • develop their thinking skills to reason mathematically 

  • solve problems in real life contexts and through all areas of mathematics logically, systematically and accurately. 

  • Use initiative and be motivated to work both independently and in cooperation with others 

  • Communicate confidently in maths where pupils ask and answer questions, openly share work and learn from mistakes 

  • connect different areas of mathematics together 

  • use mathematical language effectively and confidently

  • receive a broad and balanced curriculum which includes all aspects of mathematics (Using and Applying mathematics, Number, Algebra, Shape and Space, Measurements and Data Handling) as well as a range of appropriate learning experiences (eg. Problem solving, practical work, games). 

  • use ICT to develop their understanding of mathematical ideas and as a way of handling information effectively 

  • be able to use and apply their knowledge in other curricular areas. 

"Without mathematics there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers" - Shakuntala Devi