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Key Stage 3

Mathematics in Years 7, 8 & 9

Key Stage 3 Overview

Year 7 Curriculum Overview

Year 7 design a new scheme of work which uses the mastery approach and use of mathematical reasoning to promote the resilience to problem solving, with a main focus on the number topics.

They are assessed during two MAD (make a difference) lessons with a short review of work covered in the previous two weeks. At the end of the topic there is a formal assessment. From this assessment there will be two weeks of intervention to "plug the gaps" before moving onto the next topic.

Autumn 1

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Place value, recognising numbers and representation Representing Numbers I can recognise proportions of a whole number using fractions and percentages 2
Place Value and Ordering I can order positive and negative number and use the symbols = < > ≤   ≥ 5
I understand place value and order decimals
Rounding I can round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, decimal places and significant figures 5
I can use rounding skills in estimating problems and calculations
Assessment 2
Intervention 7

Autumn 2

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Multiplication and Division Powers of 10 I can multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 ( 0.1 and 0.01) 5
I can convert standard units (e.g. time, length, volume, mass) in numerical contexts
Integers and Decimals I can multiply whole numbers and decimals using written methods 3
Long Multiplication and Division I can multiply and divide larger integers using written methods 3
Negatives I can multiply and divide positive and negative integers 2
Fractions I can multiply and divide fractions including improper fractions and mixed numbers 5
I can simplify fractions and find equivalent fractions, including improper fractions and mixed numbers
Assessment 2
Intervention 7

Spring 1

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Addition and Subtractions Calculations I can add and subtract integers (positive and negative), decimals and fractions using written methods 7
Perimeter I can calculate perimeters of 2D shapes 2
Sum of Angles I can apply the sum of angles at a point, on a straight line and in a triangles and quadrilaterals to find unknown angles 2
Collecting Like Terms I can simplify algebraic expressions by collecting like terms 3
Sequences I can recognise sequences and generate them using a term-to-term rule
Assessment 2
Intervention 7

Spring 2

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Types of Numbers Multiples and Factors I understand and can find multiples and factors including HCF and LCM 5
I understand prime numbers and find the prime factor decomposition's or numbers
Powers and Roots I understand and can use powers and roots, including square numbers up to 15 × 15, and powers of 10 1
I can interpret and calculate standard form. 3
Operations and Inverse Calculations Calculations I understand and use the order of operations and the inverse of functions 2
Assessment 2
Intervention 7

Summer 1

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Multiplication and Division Fractions of amount and order I can express a smaller whole number as a fraction of a larger one, compare and order fractions as well as find fraction of amounts 2
Equivalence I can compare quantities by calculating equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages 4
Percentages I can calculate percentages of a quantity and use this to increase and decrease in percentage change problems  
I can identify and work with fractions and percentages in problems 11
I can solve problems involving simple interest and financial maths
EOY Revision 4

Summer 2

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Ratio and Proportion Units and Measurements I can use, convert and solve problem involving standard units of mass, length, time money and other measures 6
I can use compound measures (speed, distance, time and density, mass, volume)
Scale Factors I can use scale factors in shapes diagrams and maps 2
Ratios I can simplify and divide in a ratio 6
I can solve problems involving ratios, e.g. conversion, comparison, scaling, mixing, concentrations
EOY Assessment Week Beginning 11th June 2018 4
Intervention After EOY Test 3

Year 8-9 Curriculum Overview

Year 8-9 covers all 5 aspects of the maths curriculum. Specific objectives will be different for each class depending on ability and target grades of the group. All objectives set a challenge to stretch the understanding and encourage progress of all members of the group.

Year 8

Autumn 1
Topic Subtopic
Number Calculations
Types of Numbers
Multiples and Factors
Powers and Roots
Autumn 2
Topic Subtopic
Geometry 2D Shapes, Symmetry and Transformations
3D Shapes
Maps and Scale Drawings
Area, Perimeter and Volume
Spring 1
Topic Subtopic
Algebra Expression
Coordinates, Functions and Graphs
Spring 2
Topic Subtopic
Number, Ratio and Proportion Fractions
Ratio and Proportion
Summer 1
Topic Subtopic
Statistics Averages and Spread
Charts and Tables
Geometry Construction
Summer 2
Topic Subtopic
Statistics End of Year Assessment Week Beginning 11th June 2018

Year 9 

Autumn 1 Number Ordering and place value
Calculating with fractions
Multiples and factors
Listing and counting
Powers and roots
Irrational numbers                                  HIGHER ONLY     
Standard form and calculators
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Rounding and estimating
Negative numbers
Autumn 2 Ratio and Proportion Units and measurements
Scale factors
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Proportion and rates of change
Spring 1 Algebra Expressions, formulae and identities
Coordinates and graphs
Solving equations
Spring 2 Statistics Collecting data
Central tendency and spread
Charts, tables and diagrams
Population statistics
Probability Population statistics
Theoretical probability
Sets and diagrams
Summer 1 Geometry Geometric notation and diagrams
2D shapes
Geometric proofs
Geometry on a coordinate grid
3D shapes
Perimeter, area and volume
Applying congruence and similarity
Triangles and trigonometry
Geometric notation and diagrams