At Swindon Academy, we want our pupils to develop a thirst for mathematical knowledge and develop a deeper understanding of the mathematical concepts required for life outside of the Academy.

It is our intention that they will master the skills required to reason and problem solve and that, by the end of Year 6, they will have the required knowledge of problem solving and reasoning through our teaching of the Concrete, Pictoral, Abstract approach.

Our mathematics curriculum focuses on developing the fluency of the four basic operations (+, -, x and ÷) which underpin a pupils’ ability to tackle increasingly difficult Mathematics. As a school, we have adopted the Maths No Problem scheme of learning which uses a spiral design with carefully built-up mathematical concepts and processes. Ideas are revisited at higher levels as the curriculum spirals through the years. Lessons and activities are designed to be taught using problem-solving approaches to encourage pupils to reach mastery.