Maths

The aim of KS3 Maths is to support and strengthen students existing mathematical knowledge and understanding. It is also to introduce many of the key numeracy skills that will be required at KS4.

We do this through a differentiated program using several different resources including White Rose scheme of work, Accelerated Maths, the 3A’s assessment system and maths frames.   Our pupils are tested on entry, from these results individual objectives are created and form the basis for targets to achieve in each half term. Although all students within the class may cover the same topic in maths, each pupil has access to their own set of goals that provide the appropriate level of challenge. Students also work on distinct programs of tasks relating to their individual targets. Students are assessed every half term with whole school data captures each term allowing for greater monitoring of progress throughout the academic year. Students are kept informed of their progress and stage that they are working on with dedicated guidance to ensure they are meeting their own personal targets. Students also complete weekly skills focus work to reinforce all of the objectives for the stage they are working on.

Maths games, group work and partner work, all provide opportunities to respect opinion and to safely challenge ideas. This also provides opportunities to celebrate achievement and respect others successes as well as reflect on their own personal achievements.

 

Year Group

 

 Autumn Term

 Spring Term

 Summer Term

 

7

 

 

Place Value

Number:

Addition and Subtraction

Measurement

Number

Number: fractions

Geometry: position and direction

Algebraic thinking

Proportion

 

Number:

Multiplication and Division

Statistics

Geometry: Properties of shape

Number: fractions

Measurement

Application of number

Directed number

Fractional thinking

Geometry:

Position and direction

Problem solving and efficient

Measurement: time

Measurement: mass, Capacity and temperature

Lines and angles

Reasoning with number

 

 

8

 

 

Place value

Number:

Addition and Subtraction

Number: multiplication and Division

Proportional reasoning

representations

 

 

Number:

Multiplication and Division

Measurement

Fractions

Percentages

Algebra

Ratio

Algebraic techniques

Developing number

Number

Measurement

Geometry:

Problem solving

Statistics

Developing geometry

Reasoning with data

 

9

 

 

Place Value

Number:

All four operations

Number: fractions

Reasoning with algebra

Constructing in 2 and 3 dimensions

Number:

Decimals

Percentages

Algebra

Measurement

Reasoning with number

Reasoning with geometry

Geometry:

Problem solving

statistics

Reasoning with proportion

Representations

 

 

10

 

 

Place Value

Number:

All four operations

Similarity

Developing algebra

 

Multiplication and division

Fractions

Geometry

Proportions and proportional change

Number:

Decimals

Geometry

Delving into data

Using number

 

11

 

 

Graphs

Algebra

 

Qualifications:

GCSE Maths (Foundation)

Functional Skills maths from entry 1 to Level 2

 

Reasoning

Revision and communication

Revision

Examinations