As with English our Maths curriculum has been designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum whilst incorporating the school’s academic approach. Our aim is to provide engaging and challenging lessons that are fun, interactive and relevant to the children’s lives. We want pupils to understand how integral mathematics is to their everyday world, from using money to using digital devices. We try to treat Maths as a series of puzzles and problems to be investigated and solved. We aim to stimulate in pupils a fascination and understanding of mathematics by firing their imagination.
Mathematics in Small Classes
Although students immensely benefit from smaller classes in all subjects, nowhere is this more true than in Maths. Most Maths lessons follow a combination of whole class teaching and individual guidance. Providing individual support and attention to pupils is essential to their success in Maths as each child invariably requires different levels of assistance, whether they need further stretching and challenges or they need reassurance that they are working in the right direction.
In Year 10 most pupils will sit the foundation Maths GCSE exam before going onto taking the higher Maths GCSE in Year 11.
Here is a term by term guide to what we teach in Mathematics. Please note that the curriculum is subject to change.
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|Year 4||NUMBER: Place value, Doubling & Halving|
Arithmetic skills without calculator
Ordering decimals, Finding % mentally
Multiplying & dividing by multiples of 10
Intro to converting metric units of measure
SHAPE & SPACE: Area & perimeter of
rectangles and triangles
|"ALGEBRA: Writing & using formulae|
Adding & subtracting
Converting imperfect and mixed fractions
Fractions of amounts
Logical listing of possible outcomes"
|"ANGLES: Measuring & drawing
Naming angles & using compass
SHAPE: Properties of triangles & quadrilaterals,
Rotational symmetry & Reflective symmetry
GRAPHS: Plotting & reading
NUMBER: Rounding, Whole number calculations
Using a calculator
|Year 5||"STATISTICS: Averages|
2 way tables
TRANSFORMATIONS: Reflections, Rotations,
Translations & Tessellations
ALGEBRA: Expanding a single bracket,
Factorisation & Solving simple equations"
|"PROBABILITY: Single events|
SHAPE: Constructing shapes using
compasses and/or protractors
NUMBER: Factors & multiples, Square
numbers and roots, Decimal calculations"
Everyday maths: e.g. time"
|Year 6||"PROBABILITY: Sets & venn diagrams|
NUMBER: Ratio, Proportion incl best value
Standard form (large numbers)
Rounding to 1 and 2 decimal places
Effective use of calculator
Converting metric units of measure
Introduction to imperial units of measure"
|"SHAPE: Area & perimeter including circles|
ALGEBRA: Simplifying, Expanding a
single bracket, Substitution
NUMBER: Fractions including multiplying
Percentage incl % change
ANGLES: Angle facts"
Powers & roots
Constructions & bearings"
Ration and proportion
Probability incl Venn diagrams"
Rounding using significant numbers
|Year 8||"Negative numbers|
Fractions for operations
Direct and inverse proportion"
|"Percentages incl reverse %|
Areas 2D shapes
Volumes of complex 3D shapes
Angles in polygons
|"Expand and factorise quadratics
Straight line graphs
Converting compound measures"
|Year 9||"Problem solving|
Back to front averages"
|"Real life graphs|
Mean & median from a frequency table
Problem solving with fractions
Using standard formulae
Intro to Trigonometry"
|Year 10||"PROBABILITY: Theoretical|
Mutually exclusive events
MEASURES & ACCURACY: Estimation
Converting metric units of area & volume
ALGEBRA: Solving linear equations
Solving simultaneous equations
GRAPHS: Quadratic curves"
NUMBER: Prime factor decomposition
using Venn diagrams
Simple & compound interest
Circles: arcs and sectors"
|"Distance / Time graphs
Equations of straight lines
Growth and decay
|Year 11||"Practice GCSE past papers|
Mean from a frequency table
|"Bounds and error intervals|
Solving problems involving ratio
Mock GCSE exams"