At Otterburn we see maths as an essential aspect of everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

It is our aim that children become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

We strive to ensure that children can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

Children need to be able to solve problems by using their mathematics in routine and non routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking problems down into smaller, simpler steps and persevering to achieve solutions.

Children who grasp concepts quickly will be challenged to develop their understanding to a deeper level before accelerating to newer content.  

Across the school we use Big Maths and Abacus as the main resources to support teaching.