Maths

Overview for Year 7:

Mathematics is the means of exploring and communicating the ideas and patterns that make up our world. We aim to build on the many skills that are developed in the primary schools so we can provide a meaningful and enjoyable course.

Students will be placed into setted groups according to their KS2 abilities so that all students can develop at an appropriate level. Regular assessment helps to ensure that all potential is spotted and groups are adjusted accordingly during the year.

In terms of the curriculum our programme focuses on the three key elements of mathematics; Number, Algebra, and Geometry alongside a study of Statistics. All of these are covered in Year 7 and are enriched with opportunities to develop a problem solving ability. Our current scheme has recently been updated to embrace the changes to National requirements for curriculum and is scheduled as follows;

Term One

Term Two

Term Three

Properties of Number

Proportional Equivalence

Sequences

Division and Fractions

Properties of Shapes

Equations

Place Value and Arithmetic

Angles

Probability and Ratio

Rounding and Estimation

Transformations

Constructions

Length, Area and Volume

Statistics

Scale Drawing

Expressions

Order of Operations

 

Time, Units and measures

 

 

 

What parents can do to help:

Homework and learning outside of the classroom is encouraged at all times. We have many supplementary materials that all students and parents will have access to. Every child will be given an individual login to access our chosen revision websites, www.mymaths.co.uk and www.samlearning.com

These sites cover all of the above topics and provide extra lessons and practice questions for students to work on at their own pace. Questions are marked instantly giving immediate feedback about progress.

There are lots of other websites that are designed to help students explore the wonderful world of maths. If you go to this address http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/links.htm it links to all the best websites for UK students.

Overview for Year 8:

The mathematics course in Year 8 is designed to build on the skills and understanding students develop in their Year 7. As such the headings are very similar to those in Year 7 but topics are developed to higher degree and the complexity of problems increases. Students are still placed in setted groups according to their abilities. Regular assessment helps to ensure that all potential is spotted and groups are adjusted accordingly during the year.

In terms of the curriculum our programme continues to focus on the three key elements of mathematics; Number, Algebra, and Geometry as well as the study of Statistics. All of these are further developed in Year 8 and are enriched with opportunities to develop a problem solving ability. Our current scheme has recently been updated to embrace the changes to national requirements for curriculum and is scheduled as follows;

Term One

Term Two

Term Three

Properties of Number

Proportional Equivalence

Sequences, rules & graphs

Division and Fractions

Properties of Shapes

Equations

Place Value and Arithmetic

Angles

Probability and Ratio

Rounding and Estimation

Transformations

Constructions

Length, Area and Volume

Statistics

Scale Drawing

Expressions

Order of Operations

 

Time, Units and measures

 

 

 

What parents can do to help:

Homework and learning outside of the classroom is encouraged at all times. We have many supplementary materials that all students and parents will have access to. Every child will be given an individual login to access our chosen revision websites, www.mymaths.co.uk and www.samlearning.com

These sites cover all of the above topics and provide extra lessons and practice questions for students to work on at their own pace. Questions are marked instantly giving immediate feedback about progress.

There are many other websites on the web that are designed to help students explore the wonderful world of maths.

If you go to this address http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/links.htm it links to all the best websites for UK students.

Overview for Year 9:

The mathematics course in Year 9 builds on the existing skills and understanding that students have already developed. It is designed to prepare all students for the transition to the new GCSE courses. Students are taught in setted classes according to their abilities.

Regular assessment monitors progress and ensures all potential is recognised. Groups are adjusted accordingly throughout the year.

The course covers the key elements of; Number, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics. With many opportunities to develop a problem solving ability.

Units of Work Covered in Year 9:

Term One

Term Two

Term Three

Properties of Number

Proportional Equivalence

Sequences, rules & graphs

Division and Fractions

Properties of Shapes

Equations

Place Value and Arithmetic

Angles

Probability and Ratio

Rounding and Estimation

Transformations

Constructions

Length, Area and Volume

Statistics

Scale Drawing

Expressions

Order of Operations

 

Time, Units and measures

 

 

 

What parents can do to help:

Homework and learning outside of the classroom is encouraged at all times. We have many supplementary materials that all students and parents will have access to. Every child will be given an individual login to access our chosen revision websites, www.mymaths.co.uk and www.samlearning.com

These sites cover all of the above topics and provide extra lessons and practice questions for students to work on at their own pace. Questions are marked instantly giving immediate feedback about progress.

Mathematics-Year-7.pdf

Mathematics-Year-8.pdf

Mathematics-Year-9.pdf