Curriculum

Maths

In the Mathematics department at Goldwyn we try to develop the students own thinking skills and make students realise that maths is an important life skill to have.

In the classroom we seek to create a supportive learning environment. We know that different learners require a different and an individual approach to help them progress with their learning; so we make use of a variety of ways to help. We make the learning both kinaesthetic and visual.  We try to get them to learn through discovering for themselves.

It’s really encouraging to see that as many of our students become more confident with their maths that they start to enjoy helping each other; and this leads on to helping them with their social development. We know that students learn at their own speeds and we have a daily dialog with most of our students that will inform us of their needs which then enables us to show them their next steps to progress in their maths. .

Additionally, we have lots of software; for example MyMaths and SAM Learning, that students can access at home and in school to support their learning. We also make homemade calculators, giant protractors, as well as making origami, puzzles and games with real-life materials to engage students and help them learn in the way that best supports their needs.

Our gifted and talented students in mathematics are supported so by broadening their curriculum as well as more challenging work.  We continuously make links across the curriculum for example how maths ideas may support Science. Alongside class time we have a variety of extracurricular activities; such as juggling, chess club and puzzles and games that support our gifted and talented students as well as students who need reinforced.

By the time students reach Key stage 4 we offer a wide range of qualifications: starting with Level 1and 2 in Number and Measure and Level 1 in Statistics and then on to GCSE.  

 

Terms 1 & 2

Terms 3 & 4

Term 5 & 6

Year 7

  • Sequences and functions
  • Consecutive Odds
  • Negative numbers
  • Perimeter and area
  • 3D shapes
  • Measurement and scales
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • End of term assessments
  • Calculating averages and interpreting data
  • Probability
  • Introducing algebra
  • Coordinates
  • Handling data
  • Multiplications and division
  • End of term assessments
  • Time and angles
  • Functions and graphs.
  • Triangles and quadrilaterals.
  • Solving harder equations
  • Transformations
  • Rangoli Patterns"
  • Vectors
  • End of year assessments

Year 8

  • Negative numbers
  • Factors, multiples and primes
  • Sequences - linear
  • Angles and bisectors
  • 3D shapes
  • End of term assessments
  • Measurement
  • Probability
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Expressions and formulae
  • Calculation
  • Transformations
  • End of term assessments
  • Equations and formulae
  • Handling data
  • Dimensions and scales
  • Graphs
  • Probability and data
  • Vectors
  • End of year assessments

Year 9

  • Sequences – linear and quadratic
  • Calculations
  • Functions and graphs
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Calculations
  • End of term assessments
  • Probability
  • Handling data
  • Substitution and equations
  • Number properties
  • Functions and graphs
  • Assessments
  • Making own revision notes
  • End of term assessments
  • Bearings and transformations
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Calculations
  • Vectors
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Calculations
  • End of year assessments

Year 10

  • Number revision
  • Negative numbers
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • "Expressions, equations and inequalities, sequences Factorisation"
  • Quadratic expressions and quadratic equations
  • Assessments
  • Indices, SI form
  • Accuracy of calculations
  • Upper and lower bounds
  • Trial and improvement
  • Vectors
  • Probability
  • Collecting and representing data
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Assessments
  • Making personal revision notes
  • Angles and bearings
  • Circumference and area of circles
  • Pythagoras
  • Trigonometry in right angled triangles
  • Symmetry and Transformations
  • Constructions
  • Practice for level 1 and 2 number and measure.
  • External examinations (level 1 and level 2)

Year 11

  • Number revision
  • Negative numbers
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages"
  • Expressions, equations and inequalities, sequences
  • Expanding and Factorisation
  • Quadratic expressions  and
  • quadratic equations
  • assessments
  • Indices, SI form
  • Accuracy of calculations
  • Upper and lower bounds
  • Trial and improvement
  • Assessments and then individual knowledge gaps sorted
  • Assessments
  • Exam practice for:
  • External examination’s
  • Level 1 and 2 Number and measure
  • Level 1 Statistics
  • GCSE Practice
  • Foundation and some Higher papers
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