At Swillington Primary School, we strive to find everyone’s talent as Mathematicians. We believe that every child can and should achieve. Maths is integral to all aspects of life and all careers – we imagine the possibilities so that children become positive and enthusiastic towards mathematics with skills which will stay with them into their futures. Mathematics equips pupils with the uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.

In order to make Maths achievable for all children, curriculum progression is designed to build on prerequisite knowledge and developmental progression. Connections are made between areas of Maths; vocabulary is made explict and core representations and manipulatives support all children and highlight the mathematical concept through a continuous concrete, pictorial, abstract approach.



The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure all pupils:

• become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they are efficient in using and selecting the appropriate written algorithms and mental methods, underpinned by mathematical concepts;
• can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios;
• can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.

In lessons, we will provide a range of fluency, reasoning and problem-solving activities so that children can apply and deepen their understanding of the basic skills. This enables the children to develop a positive attitude towards Maths and to develop the resilience and confidence needed so that they can work independently. 


Curriculum Progression: across school we use core representations, progression and the development of deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.

Core facts and strategies: reviewed regularly to be cohort specific with key features of facts and multiplication tables.





Imagine the possibilities