Students entering in Year 7 are initially placed into sets based on Key Stage 2 data from Primary schools. The sets are then reviewed termly in order to ensure our students are at the correct level for them in order to maximise their progress.
Students follow the new national curriculum throughout Key Stage 3. This is designed for students to be stretched and challenged and to make rapid progress. 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 7 – Low attainer||Year 7 – High attainer|
|Autumn 1||Analysing and displaying data
|Analysing and displaying data
|Autumn 2||Expressions, functions and formulae
|Equations, functions and formulae
|Spring 1||Factors and multiples
Decimals and measures
|Angles and shapes
|Spring 2||Angles and lines||Equations|
|Summer 1||Measuring and shapes
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Perimeter, area and volume
|Summer 2||Transformations||Sequences and graphs|
Students are given opportunities to develop their Mathematical skills in the areas of Algebra, Data, Number and Shape. We also work on other skills in the classroom such as problem solving, teamwork, leadership and thinking skills, as well as regular peer and self-assessment. Students are offered additional support in after school sessions and consistently encouraged to speak to their teachers if they have anyquestions and/or require further help.
Homework is set on a weekly basis and this usually takes the form of either a green sheet of paper or on the Pearson Active Learn website, with problems based on work completed that week in class.
Students have access to the MathsWatch website (www.mathswatchvle.com), 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.
School login – allertongrange
Pupil login – Forename (all lowercase with a capital first letter)
Pupil password – (pupil date of birth written in the following format) dd/mm/yyyy