Our curriculum intent applies to all our young people, regardless of background, gender, sexual orientation or ability. As a school, and department, we are absolutely committed that the opportunities we plan for and implement ensure that each student can reach and exceed their potential.
To ensure that regardless of background students receive a rich and meaningful mathematics education. Enabling students to become numerate adults who are able to fully participate in society and the democratic process.
The Mathematics department’s main aim is to help students develop their mathematical knowledge and skills using an ambitious 5-year curriculum, progressing from Key Stage 2 and preparing each individual to become confident mathematicians for post-Key Stage 4 opportunities, including aspirational next steps in education, employment or training which will support their future careers.
Our students will develop a life-long love of learning of maths through a curriculum that is fully inclusive, expertly delivered and meets the needs of all students irrespective of ability and background.
Pupils will learn how to problem-solve, work in a methodical way, think logically, build resilience and work both independently and collaboratively. The curriculum will support the mathematics content in other curriculum subjects.
Both literacy and numeracy skills are fed through our curriculum allowing pupils to focus on precise subject specific language and skills needed to make sense and interpret real-life situations.
Knowledge and skills:
Through our curriculum, students:
- Become fluent in the basic principles of mathematics through diverse and regular practice which, over time, builds up to increasingly challenging problems.
- Are able to recall and apply knowledge quickly and correctly.
- Solve problems by applying mathematical concepts, and break down multi-layered problems using a step-by-step approach.
- Develop perseverance and resilience when faced with challenge to produce confident mathematicians.
- Communicate, argue, justify and prove using mathematical language.
- Learn to self-regulate and work independently as well as collaboratively
- Better understand the world around them by applying skills acquired in lessons from different topics and subjects.
Curriculum Overview - Maths
- Autumn Term 1: Place Value, Properties of number
- Autumn Term 2: Arithmetic Procedures with integers and multiples. Expressions and equations
- Spring Term 1: Plotting Coordinates, Perimeter and Area
- Spring Term 2: Arithmetic procedures (including fractions)
- Summer Term 1: Understanding multiplicative relationships: fractions and ratio
- Summer Term 2: Transformations
- Autumn Term 1: Geometrical properties: similarity and Pythagoras' Theorem
- Autumn Term 2: Probability
- Spring Term 1: Non-linear relationships, Expressions and formulae
- Spring Term 2: Trigonometry
- Summer Term 1: Standard form
- Summer Term 2: Graphical representations
- Autumn Term 1: Collecting data, Cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms
Quadratics, expanding more than two brackets, sketching graphs, graphs of circles, cubes and quadratics, Circle theorems, Circle geometry
- Autumn Term 2: Further algebra, Vectors and geometric proof, Reciprocal and exponential graphs, Gradient and area under graphs, Direct and inverse proportion
- Spring Term 1: Revision and Exam Preparation - Based around areas identified for focus through ongoing assessment
- Spring Term 2: Revision and Exam Preparation - Based around areas identified for focus through ongoing assessment
- Summer Term 1: Revision and Exam Preparation - Based around areas identified for focus through ongoing assessment
- Summer Term 2: Revision and Exam Preparation - Based around areas identified for focus through ongoing assessment
- Autumn Term 1: Estimation and rounding, Sequences
- Autumn Term 2: Graphical representations of linear relationships, Solving linear equations
- Spring Term 1: Understanding multiplicative relationships: percentages and proportionality. Statistical representations, measures and analysis
- Spring Term 2: Statistical Analysis
- Summer Term 1: Perimeter, area and volume
- Summer Term 2: Geometrical properties: polygons, Constructions
- Autumn Term 1: Working with number, Equations and Inequalities
- Autumn Term 2: Equations and inequalities, Statistics
- Spring Term 1: Ratio, fractions, percentages and interest, Angles, bearings and further trigonometry
- Spring Term 2: Sequences and straight-line graphs, Circles, surface area and volume
- Summer Term 1: Circles, surface area and volume, Probability
- Summer Term 2: Accuracy and bounds, Transformations and constructions