Bude Primary Academy Infants

Maths Statement of Intent

Statement of Intent:

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.  It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology, engineering and necessary for financial literacy.  Crucially, a sound knowledge of mathematics is vital for young people seeking employment and securing a qualification in mathematics is a fundamental requirement for the majority of employers. 

A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.


At Bude Primary Academy Infants we teach for mastery and in line with the National Curriculum Objectives for Mathematics, our intent is that all pupils:

  • 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 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

Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas.  The White Rose scheme of learning enables fluency, reasoning and problem solving across all areas taught and is based on a mastery approach.




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