Maths Intent Statement

At Wootton, we have an ambitious, connected maths curriculum that is accessible to all pupils and sets them up with the necessary skills and knowledge to become successful in their future adventures. Through the White Rose Maths scheme of work, we want pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, to be able to reason and to solve problems.

In maths, we want our pupils to become:

Visualisers – we use the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to help pupils understand mathematics and to make connections between different representations.

Describers – we place great emphasis on mathematical language and questioning so pupils can discuss the mathematics they are doing, and so support them to take ideas further.

Experimenters – as well as being fluent mathematicians, we want pupils to love and learn more about mathematics.


We require our pupils to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their thinking. Our curriculum allows children to make sense of the world around them using the links between mathematics and everyday life.

We aim to help every child to understand, enjoy and succeed in maths. We do this by developing understanding , by truly understanding each maths concept and by mastering learning one step at a time, EVERYONE CAN DO MATHS: EVERYONE CAN!

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“Without mathematics, there is nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” Shakuntala Devi

Key Concepts

  • Acquire a wide vocabulary
  • An understanding of grammer and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage, write clearly, accurately and coherently
  • Adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
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