Maths

Subject Leader: Mr G Jones

Vision / Intent:

The Mathematics department strives to give students the confidence to acquire and use mathematical skills that will stand them in good stead throughout their lifetime. The department seeks to achieve excellence in the teaching and learning of Mathematics, in order for the students to make significant progress, irrespective of their prior attachment in this interesting and varied subject.

As a core subject studied by all students throughout their time at school, we believe Maths is one of the most important and interesting in the curriculum. Wherever you look in the world there is Maths and we aim to equip students with the knowledge, and more importantly, the skills to fully participate in our information driven society. 

Approach / Philosophy / Implementation:

The curriculum in Maths aims to ensure that students:

  • Develop a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in Maths producing strong, secure learning and progress.
  • Develop fluency in the fundamental skills of Maths through practice in different contexts and in problem solving. 
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Solve problems by applying 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.

Department Members

  • Mr G Jones                              Maths Subject Leader
  • Mrs R Sheppard                     Maths Teacher
  • Mr M Brook                            Maths Teacher
  • Miss A Stewart                       Maths Teacher
  • Mrs M Bassett                        Maths Teacher
  • Miss D Saunders                   Maths Teacher
  • Miss H Lau                             Maths Teacher
  • Mrs S Craffy                           Maths Teacher
  • Mr J Ulph                                Maths Teacher
  • Ms T Mollis                            Maths Teacher
  • Miss M Fossey                      Maths Teacher
  • Mr S Van Der Merwe           Maths Teacher

Topic Overview 2019-20:

Year 5

  • Number: Place Value
  • Number: Addition and Subtraction
  • Number: Multiplication and Division Statistics
  • Measurement: Perimeter and Area
  • Measurement: Converting Units
  • Measurement: Volume
  • Number: Fractions
  • Number: Decimals and Percentages
  • Geometry: Properties of Shape
  • Geometry: Position and Direction

Year 6

  • Number: Place Value
  • Number: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
  • Number: Fractions
  • Number: Decimals and Percentages
  • Number: Algebra
  • Number: Ratio
  • Geometry: Position and Direction
  • Geometry: Properties of Shape
  • Measurement: Converting Units
  • Measurement: Perimeter, Area and Volume
  • Problem Solving
  • Statistics

Year 7

  • Sequences
  • Understanding and using algebraic notation
  • Equality and Equivalence
  • Place Value and ordering integers and decimals
  • Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence
  • Solving problems with addition and subtraction
  • Solving problems with multiplication and division
  • Four operations with directed numbers
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions
  • Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation
  • Developing geometric reasoning
  • Developing number sense
  • Sets and probability
  • Prime numbers and proof

Year 8

  • Ratio and Scale
  • Multiplicative Change
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Working in the Cartesian plane
  • Collecting and representing data
  • Tables
  • Brackets, equations and inequalities
  • Sequences
  • Indices
  • Fractions and Percentages
  • Standard index form
  • Number Sense
  • Angles in parallel lines and polygons
  • Area of trapezia and circles
  • Line symmetry and reflection
  • The data handling cycle
  • Measures of location