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Maths

Students entering in Year 7 are initially placed into sets based on Key Stage 2 data from Primary schools as well as a baseline assessment that they sit at the start of year 7. The sets are then reviewed termly in order to ensure our students are at the correct level for them in order to maximise their progress.

Students follow the national curriculum throughout Key Stage 3. This is designed for students to be stretched and challenged and to make rapid progress. This is designed for students to be stretched and challenged and
ensures problem-solving, fluency and reasoning questions are involved in all lessons. Students are given strategies to approach problem-solving questions, for example using bar modelling. There are also real-life contextualised questions to help students explore how mathematical problem-solving can be applied to practical activities.

Term by term study:

  Year 7 – Pi Year 7 – Delta
Autumn 1 Analysing and displaying data
Calculating
Analysing and displaying data
Number skills
Autumn 2 Expressions, functions and formulae
Graphs
Equations, functions and formulae
Fractions
Spring 1 Factors and multiples
Decimals and measures
Angles and shapes
Decimals
Spring 2 Angles and lines Equations
Summer 1 Measuring and shapes
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Multiplicative reasoning
Perimeter, area and volume
Summer 2 Transformations Sequences and graphs

 

Students are given opportunities to develop their Mathematical skills in the areas of Algebra, Data, Number and Shape. We also work on other skills in the classroom such as problem solving, teamwork, leadership and thinking skills, as well as regular peer and self-assessment. Students are offered additional support in after school sessions and consistently encouraged to speak to their teachers if they have anyquestions and/or require further help.

 

Homework is set on a weekly basis and this usually takes the form of either a Knowledge Organiser or on the MathsWatch website, with problems based on work completed that week in class or on previous topics studied.

Useful links 

Students have access to the MathsWatch website https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk - a very useful tool for them to enhance their skills and plug gaps in knowledge. It is recommended that students log in to this on a regular basis.

 

Pupil login – Username@allertongrange (students are given their username at the start of the year)

Pupil password – (pupil date of birth written in the following format) dd/mm/yyyy

 

Year 7 Pi
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- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
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“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
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