Maths Intent Statements

Be confident communicators

Be knowledgeable

Be a good citizen

Be adventurous

Be ambitious

We believe that all children ‘can do’ mathematics; therefore, all children can achieve and succeed. We intend for children to be secure in the key age related content and reach the expected standards at EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2, and exceed them where they can. It is our intent that pupils build their learning progressively from year to year.  We do this through the sharing of key knowledge and skills, alongside visual representations of mathematical concepts and ideas.


We want our children to be fluent mathematicians. Procedural fluency and conceptual understanding are developed in tandem because each supports the development of the other. Understanding the relative size of numbers at all levels and being able to move fluently between operations and representations is key to success.


We want our children to be ‘brave mathematicians’ – knowing that there is often more than one way to solve a problem and that having a try, playing with numbers and gaining a sense of an ‘appropriate answer’ are key qualities of a mathematician.  


We aim for our children to develop a real love for mathematics and understand the importance of maths in the wider world, using their mathematical understanding to make rich connections in their own lives and through a range of different contexts.  We aim to develop children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics in the modern world. 


Mathematics Philosophy

In Belmont Cheveley Park Primary School, we strive to develop a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths across the whole of our school – a culture that produces strong, secure mathematics within each year group. By building confidence, resilience and a passion for maths, we show all children that maths is an exciting adventure that everyone can enjoy, value and master!