Students continue to follow a five year scheme of learning that is aspirational, challenging and offers sequential learning coupled with rigorous low stakes assessment to embed knowledge in student long term memory. This outcome of the design is to ensure students are stretched and challenged. The lessons involve problem-solving, fluency and reasoning aspects, essential skills for students to develop. Students are given strategies to approach problem-solving questions, for example using bar modelling. There are also real-life contextualised questions (including questions on Science, technology, Engineering and Maths, STEM) to help students explore how mathematical problem-solving can be applied to practical activities.
Students are offered additional support in after school sessions and are always encouraged to speak to their teachers if they have any questions 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.
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
Students follow the national curriculum throughout Key Stage 3. 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 8 –Pi||Year 8 – Delta|
|Autumn 1||Number properties and calculations
Shapes and measures in 3D
|Factors and powers
Working with powers
Expressions and equations
|2D shapes and 3D solids
Real life graphs
|Spring 1||Decimal calculations
Fractions, decimals and percentages
|Spring 2||Number properties||Constructions and loci|
Fractions and percentages
Scale drawings and measures