We strive to teach maths in a way that is engaging, imaginative and fun for all. We recognise that maths is essential to everyday life and aim to deliver a lifelong love of mathematics and sense of curiosity about the subject. At Otley All Saints we are enormously proud of all of our children, wherever they are on their mathematical journey. They enjoy the opportunity to talk about their learning and their mathematical understanding. We encourage children to develop resilience, confidence and enjoyment in stimulating learning environments and meaningful contexts.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure 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 and 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 with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions