 # Maths

Head of Department (HoD): Mrs K Kallend

2nd in Charge (2ic): Mr D Ramchurit

Maths teachers: Ms L Sheridan, Mrs L Turner, Mrs T Duckworth, Mrs L Calin & Mrs J Fish-Halvorsen

Mathematics is a global language which has been developed over hundreds of years. It has been used to solve complex problems, provide logical reasoning and structure. Mathematics is essential to everyday life and is vital to other subjects including science, technology, computing, business and finance and engineering to name a few.

### Literacy Intent Statement

We want our students to be confident in using disciplinary vocabulary in maths when explaining their reasoning and justifying their answers. In our lessons we use key words and phrases, so students can gain a better understanding of the maths curriculum. During problem-solving we teach model reading strategies to support students to read like mathematicians. We encourage the students to talk about their maths using the key vocabulary and during metacognitive reflection before they write.

At St Columba’s we want to raise confident mathematicians who are fluent, can reason mathematically and enjoy solving problems.

## Key Stage 3

#### Year 7

 Year 7 Autumn Term 1 – Topics Algebraic Thinking  Sequences Understand and use algebraic notation Equality and equivalence Autumn Term 1 – Assessments Baseline assessment. Algebraic notation. Solving equations. Autumn Term 2 – Topics Place Value and Proportion  Place value and ordering integers and decimals Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence Autumn Term 2 – Assessments Autumn term assessment. Place value. Fractions, decimals and percentages. Spring Term 1 – Topics Applications of Number  Solving problems with addition & subtraction Solving problems with multiplication and division Fractions and percentages of amounts Spring Term 1 – Assessments Addition and subtraction problems. Multiplication and division problems. Fractions and percentages of amounts. Spring Term 2 – Topics Directed Number  Operations and equations with directed number Fractional Thinking Addition and subtraction of fractions Spring Term 2 – Assessments Spring term assessment. Directed number. Addition and subtraction of fractions. Summer Term 1 – Topics Lines and Angles  Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation Developing geometric reasoning Summer Term 1 – Assessments Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation. Developing geometric reasoning. Summer Term 2 – Topics Reasoning with Number  Developing number sense Sets and probability Prime numbers and proof Summer Term 2 – Assessments End of Year assessment. Developing number sense. Sets and probability. Prime numbers and proof.

#### Year 8

 Year 8 Autumn Term 1 – Topics Proportional Reasoning  Ratio and scale Multiplicative change Multiplying and dividing fractions Autumn Term 1 – Assessments Ratio and scale Multiplicative change Multiplying and dividing fractions Autumn Term 2 – Topics Representations  Working in the Cartesian plane Representing data Tables & Probability Autumn Term 2 – Assessments Autumn term assessment. Working in the Cartesian plane Representing data Tables & Probability Spring Term 1 – Topics Algebraic techniques  Brackets, equations and inequalities Sequences Indices Spring Term 1 – Assessments Brackets, equations and inequalities Sequences Indices Spring Term 2 – Topics Developing Number  Fractions and percentages Standard index form Number sense Spring Term 2 – Assessments Spring term assessment. Fractions and percentages Standard index form Number sense Summer Term 1 – Topics Developing Geometry  Angles in parallel lines and polygons Area of trapezia and circles Line symmetry and reflection Summer Term 1 – Assessments Angles in parallel lines and polygons Area of trapezia and circles Line symmetry and reflection Summer Term 2 – Topics Reasoning with Data  The data handling cycle Measures of location Summer Term 2 – Assessments End of Year assessment. The data handling cycle Measures of location

#### Year 9

 Year 9 – GCSE Foundation Autumn Term 1 Number Autumn Term 2 Algebra End of Autumn Term Test Spring Term 1 Graphs, tables and charts Fractions and percentages Spring Term 2 Equations, inequalities and sequences End of Spring Term Test Summer Term 1 Angles Averages and range Summer Term 2 Perimeter, area and volume 1 Revision End of Year Exam

### Year 9 - GCSE Higher

 Year 9 – GCSE Higher Autumn Term 1 Number Autumn Term 2 Algebra End of Autumn Term Test Spring Term 1 Interpreting and representing data Fractions, ratio and percentages Spring Term 2 Angles and trigonometry End of Spring Term Test Summer Term 1 Graphs Summer Term 2 Transformations and constructions End of Year Exam

## Key Stage 4

#### Year 10

 Year 10 – GCSE Foundation Autumn Term 1 Graphs Transformations Autumn Term 2 Ratio and proportion End of Autumn Term Test Spring Term 1 Right-angled triangles Spring Term 2 Probability Multiplicative reasoning End of Spring Term Test Summer Constructions. loci and bearings Quadratic equations and graphs Perimeter, area and volume 2 Mock exams – 3 papers

### Year 10 - GCSE Higher

 Year 10 – GCSE Higher Autumn Term 1 Equations and inequalities Probability Autumn Term 2 Multiplicative reasoning End of Autumn Term Test Spring Term 1 Similarity and congruence More trigonometry Spring Term 2 Further statistics End of Spring Term Test Summer Equations and graphs Circle theorems More algebra Mock exams – 3 papers

#### Year 11

 Year 11 – GCSE Foundation Autumn Term 1 Fractions, indices and standard form Autumn Term 2 Congruence, similarity and vectors More algenra Spring Term & Summer Term Revision External exams – 3 papers

### Year 11 - GCSE Higher

 Year 11 – GCSE Higher Autumn Term 1 Vectors and geometric proof Autumn Term 2 Proportion and graphs Spring Term & Summer Term Revision External exams – 3 papers

NB: the above lists are not exhaustive. We aim to include investigational and enrichment tasks throughout the school year. We are also committed to supporting the school’s designation as a Financial Education Centre of Excellence and will include financial awareness topics where appropriate.

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