Maths

Learning Overviews

Adobe pdf icon  Learning Overview 1 Maths Y5

Adobe pdf icon  Learning Overview 1 Maths Y6

Adobe pdf icon  Learning Overview 1 Maths Y7

Adobe pdf icon  Learning Overview 1 Maths Y8

Mathematics is all around us; it underpins much of our daily lives and our future, both as individuals and collectively. Mathematical understanding is critical to our children’s future. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

The Maths Department’s vision is to develop our pupils so they become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, (please see Method leaflet in Useful Links on the right) through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have the ability to recall and apply knowledge quickly and accurately; to be able to reason mathematically and to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety problems. We want pupils to achieve their potential in mathematics and develop a curiosity and a passion for the subject.

Maths Team:

Mrs M King– Maths Faculty Leader
Mrs R Aggett – Second in Department
Mr D Rose
Mr M Massey
Miss L Newport
Mrs V Cooper
Mrs D Haydon (Assistant Principal)

Organisation of Classes

All pupils, across all four years, are set by ability for Maths.  Year 5 pupils are set based on information from the first schools.

Intervention

All pupils are monitored through regular assessments taking place throughout the year. Pupils requiring extra support in mathematics are identified and work in small groups over a series of sessions, with a teaching assistant with specific expertise in maths.  During Year 6, Booster classes are provided to give extra support to pupils in preparation for the National Key Stage 2 tests.  Similarly, in Year 7 pupils who have not achieved the national expected level of attainment in Maths are provided with ‘Catch-Up’ classes.

Curriculum Overview for Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2:

The pupils in Key Stage 2 follow the new National Curriculum which has a strong emphasis on number. We have adopted a mastery curriculum, children will spend longer studying each topic in depth, they will consolidate the knowledge until they have complete and deep understanding combined with factual fluency. (For further information see the Mastery Statement in the Useful Links) By the end of year 6, pupils should be able to calculate quickly and accurately both mentally and with written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and working with, large numbers, fractions, ratios, decimals and percentages. Pupils should read, spell and pronounce mathematical vocabulary correctly. Pupils are introduced to algebra and their knowledge of geometry, measures and statistics is extended.

Year 5:

Pupils in Year 5 consolidate and extend the knowledge and skills gained in Year 3 and Year 4.

Year 5 Units include:

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions including decimals and percentages
  • Measurement
  • Geometry properties of shapes
  • Geometry position and direction
  • Statistics

Further details can be found here at the Department for Education, Mathematics programmes of study:key stages 1 and 2

This link also contains information on the curriculum in Year 3 and 4 for those pupils who are behind their age related expectation.

Assessment for mathematics takes place throughout the year.

Pupils are set homework each week, they alternate between a written homework and completing a task on a computer program called MyMaths. In addition to this, daily practice of the maths weekly learning target is expected.

Year 6:

Throughout the year, pupils develop their mathematics towards the National SATs examinations that take place in May.

Year 6 Units include:

  • Place value
  • Addition subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions including decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Algebra
  • Measurement
  • Geometry properties of shapes
  • Geometry position and direction
  • Statistics

Further details can be found here at the Department for Education, Mathematics programmes of study:key stages 1 and 2

This link also contains information on the curriculum in Year 4 and 5 for those pupils who are behind their age related expectation.

Assessment for mathematics takes place throughout the year, with mock SAT tests taking place in January.

Pupils are set a written homework each week and they are expected to continue to use a computer program called Mymaths. In addition to this, daily practice of the maths weekly learning target is expected.

Curriculum Overview for Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3:

Pupils who have achieved the expected standard at the end of key stage 2 will have firm foundations on which to build and develop their mathematical knowledge further. They will consolidate their number fluency and continue to develop their problem solving and mathematical reasoning skills. St Edward’s Academy has worked closely with Westwood College to ensure a smooth key stage 3 which is shared between the two schools.

Year 7:

Pupils in Year 7 build on the firm foundation laid in key stage 2 developing their skills in the areas of:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Further details can be found at KS 3 Curriculum link here Maths Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Pupils who did not meet the Expected Standard at the end of Key Stage 2 will be given support in Year 7 to ensure that they reach the Expected Standard.

Assessment for mathematics takes place throughout the year, with end of year progress tests in the summer term.

Pupils are set a written homework each week and they are expected to continue to use a computer program called MyMaths. In addition to this, daily practice of the maths weekly learning target is expected.

Year 8:

Pupils in Year 7 build on the firm foundation laid in key stage 2 developing their skills in the areas of:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Further details can be found at KS3 Curriculum link here Maths Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Assessment for mathematics takes place throughout the year, with end of year progress tests in the summer term.

Pupils are set a written homework each week, they are expected to continue to use a computer program called MyMaths. In addition to this, daily practice of the maths weekly learning target is expected.

Extra-Curricular Activities and Opportunities:

  • Primary Maths Challenge
  • UKMT Junior Maths Challenge
  • UKMT Team Maths challenge (year 8)
  • Royal Institute Masterclasses at Keele University
  • Whole School Maths Competition

Useful Websites

We have provided several useful links on the menu at the the right hand side of the page. Christ Church Academy in Stone has produced some excellent Maths resources. You can access these by clicking the link. A window will open containing an Adobe pdf document that has links to past test papers, activities and YouTube videos. As these are external links to our site we cannot be held responsible for any content outside our control.

Page last updated 22/09/2017