Maths Statement of Intent

‘Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.’ Albert Einstein​
At Holly Park we foster a positive attitude towards maths, eliminating the ‘I’m just not good at maths’ stigma. 
  • Children have ownership of their ideas and the confidence to share them.
  • Children have frequent opportunities to choose how to solve a problem, showing their ideas in different ways and choosing from a range of resources.
  • Children are challenged to show their thinking in different ways using unfamiliar resources.
  • Children are given opportunities to develop their reasoning and problem-solving skills in most lessons.
  • Children can look for and identify how maths is used in the real world.
  • Children are encouraged to ‘have a go’, even if they do not get their desired result. They are able to identify their mistakes and learn from them.
  • Children are expected to recall key mathematical facts and understand how to use them in calculations.
  • Children understand and can use key mathematical vocabulary appropriately.
  • Teachers display key mathematical vocabulary and sentences relating to current work in class.


Here is the maths national curriculum for each year group:

Developing Maths vocabulary is also very important. Here is a progression of vocabulary development: Maths vocabulary

Parent guide

​Here is a parents guide  booklet for the Maths, English and Science National Curriculum.

The New National Curriculum in English Primary Schools- A Guide for Parents 

Progression of skills in maths

Here are the progression of skills in maths documents:

Our calculation policy can be found on this page.

Maths Days at Holly Park

We held a three day celebration of maths when all the children took part in maths carousels. The activities focused on shape, volume, weight, measure and estimating.

All of the activities were very practical and hands on. The children had lots of fun. The children enjoyed being in mixed age house groups.  Parents came in to do maths activities with the children. The children also took part in maths activities in class based on environmental issues. A maths advisor, Peter Warwick, did a maths assembly for KS1 and KS2 – this was great fun and based on measurement and world records. The children also played maths games in class or made their own. There were also maths games online and computer based games. The three days were a great celebration of maths. Thank you to Ms Owen for organising it all.