Maths and Numeracy

Our aims are to

  • Develop enquiring minds to solve open ended problems
  • Develop numeracy skills and link to cross-curricular projects
  • Highlight the value of mathematics in the wider world
  • Help pupils become more independent towards their own learning
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to develop their confidence in a range of methods and techniques that prepares them for the challenges that are set

Curriculum and courses

Foundation Curriculum

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Foundation Yr 7 Content Arithmetic skills Statistics Working with numbers Using algebra Coordinates Christmas solids-construction Graphs Factors & Multiples Decimals & measure Angles & Shapes Angles & shape Perimeter & area Fractions, decimals & percentages Transformations Enterprise project
Assessment Base-line test End of term assessment End of term assessment End of year test
Timing of tests may vary according to when the relevant topics are completed

 

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Foundation Yr 8 Content Working with numbers Geometry Shape & measure in 3D Interpreting data Algebra Decimals & fractions Angles Angles & number properties Sequences Percentages Probability Equations
Assessment End of term assessment End of term assessment End of year test
Timing of tests may vary according to when the relevant topics are completed

 

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Foundation Yr 9 Content Numbers & powers Algebra Algebra Graphs, tables & charts Fractions & percentages Equations, inequalities Angles Sequences Averages & range Perimeter, area & volume
Assessments End of term assessment End of term assessment End of year exam
Timing of tests may vary according to when the relevant topics are completed and to fit in with whole school assessments

 

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Foundation Yr 10 Content Graphs Transformations Ratio & proportion Right-angled triangles Probability Multiplicative reasoning Constructions, loci & bearings Quadratic equations & graphs Area, perimeter & volume Revision for PPE2
Assessment End of term exam PPE1 PPE2
Timing of tests may vary according to when the relevant topics are completed and to fit in with whole school assessments

 

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Foundation Yr 11 Content Fractions, indices & standard form Congruency & similarity Algebra Recap of earlier topics for PPE1 Recap of topics highlighted in PPE1 Revision for PPE2 Recap of topics highlighted in PPE2
Assessment PPE1 PPE2 GCSE Exams

Higher Curriculum

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Higher

Yr 7 Content

Arithmetic skills Interpreting data         Using algebra Using algebra     Pie charts Fractions Christmas solids-construction Angles & 3D shapes Decimal numbers Equations Percentages Multiplicative reasoning & ratio Perimeter & area Sequences Coordinates & graphs Enterprise project
Assessments  Base-line test End of term assessment End of term assessment End of year test
Timing of tests may vary according to when the relevant topics are completed

 

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Higher Yr 8 Content Factors, powers & standard form Equations & formulae Circles, surface area & volume Circles, surface area & volume Real-life graphs Christmas solids-construction Real-life graphs Symmetry & congruency Symmetry & congruency Fractions, decimals & percentages Compound interest Recurring decimals Constructions & loci      Shape & ratio Probability Interpreting data
Assessments  End of term assessment  End of term assessment  End of year test
Timing of tests may vary according to when the relevant topics are completed

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Higher Yr 9 Content Number, indices & surds Algebra Algebra Interpreting data Fractions, ratio & percentages Angles, Pythagoras’ theorem, trigonometry Pythagoras’ theorem, trigonometry Graphs Area & volume Transformations & construction
Assessments  End of term assessment  End of term assessment End of Year exam
Timing of tests may vary according to when the relevant topics are completed and to fit in with whole school assessments

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Higher Yr 10

Content

Basic Number Fractions, ratios and proportion. Statistical diagrams and averages Probability, Venn diagrams Multiplicative reasoning Similarity & congruency Advanced trigonometry Advanced trigonometry Further statistics Equations & graphs Circle theorems Further algebra Revision for PPE2
Assessments End of Term exam  PPE 1  PPE 2

 

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Higher Yr 11

Content

Vectors & geometric proof Revision for PPE1 Proportion & graphs    Recap of earlier topics Recap of topics highlighted in PPE1 Revision for PPE2 Recap of topics highlighted in PPE2
Assessments PPE 1 PPE 2 GCSE Exam

Extra Curricular at Clayton

Help & support is available every Tuesday & Thursday lunchtime at the Homework Club in Room 29. There is a mathematics teacher present to help with homework or topics that pupils may be struggling with. There are also computers available for MyMaths etc.

Year 11 intervention sessions are arranged and notified to students as required.

Websites:

Mymaths.co.uk;

mathsworkout.co.uk;

bbcbitesize.co.uk

Resources:

whole-school-numeracy

How can I help my child and who do I contact?

You can help by ensuring students are responsible and ready to learn by having a pencil, ruler, calculator and pen. Encourage them to speak to teachers and attend homework club if they need help.

For further support you can contact the student’s maths teacher in the first instance, and Head of Department, Mrs N. Smith, if further information & support required (see contacts page for email addresses).