Maths

Head of Department: Mr C Ostmeier
Email: costmeier@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

Year 7

Autumn 1: Numbers and the number system
Counting and comparing
Calculating
Autumn 2: Visualising and constructing
Investigating properties of shapes
Algebraic proficiency: tinkering
Spring 1: Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages
Proportional reasoning
Pattern sniffing
Spring 2: Measuring space
Investigating angles
Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages
Summer 1: Solving equations and inequalities
Calculating space
Checking, approximating and estimating
Summer 2: Mathematical movement
Presentation of data
Measuring data

Year 8

Autumn 1: Numbers and the number system
Calculating
Autumn 2: Visualising and constructing
Understanding risk I
Spring 1: Algebraic proficiency: tinkering
Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages
Proportional reasoning
Spring 2: Pattern sniffing
Investigating angles
Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages
Summer 1: Solving equations and inequalities
Calculating space
Algebraic proficiency: visualising
Summer 2: Understanding risk II
Presentation of data
Measuring data

Year 9

Autumn 1: Calculating
Visualising and constructing
Autumn 2: Algebraic proficiency: tinkering
Proportional reasoning
Spring 1: Pattern sniffing
Solving equations and inequalities I
Spring 2: Calculating space
Conjecturing
Summer 1: Algebraic proficiency: visualising
Solving equations and inequalities II
Summer 2: Understanding risk
Presentation of data

Year 10

Autumn 1: Investigating properties of shapes
Calculating
Solving equations and inequalities I
Autumn 2: Mathematical movement I
Algebraic proficiency: tinkering
Proportional reasoning
Spring 1: Pattern sniffing
Solving equations and inequalities II
Calculating space
Spring 2: Conjecturing
Algebraic proficiency: visualising I
Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages
Summer 1: Solving equations and inequalities III
Analysing statistics
Summer 2: Algebraic proficiency: visualising II
Mathematical movement II

Year 11 - Higher

Autumn 1: Calculations, checking and rounding
Indices, roots, reciprocals and hierarchy of operations
Factors, multiples, primes, standard form and surds
Algebra: the basics, setting up, rearranging and solving equations
Sequences
Averages and range
Representing and interpreting data and scatter graphs
Fractions and percentages
Ratio and proportion
Autumn 2: Polygons, angles and parallel lines
Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry
Graphs: the basics and real-life graphs
Linear graphs and coordinate geometry
Quadratic, cubic and other graphs
Perimeter, area and circles
3D forms and volume, cylinders, cones and spheres
Accuracy and bounds
Transformations
Constructions, loci and bearings
Spring 1: Solving quadratic and simultaneous equations
Inequalities
Probability
Multiplicative reasoning
Similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D
Graphs of trigonometric functions
Further trigonometry
Collecting data
Cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms
Quadratics, expanding more than two brackets, sketching graphs, graphs of circles, cubes and quadratics
Spring 2: Circle theorems
Circle geometry
Changing the subject of formulae (more complex), algebraic fractions, solving equations arising from algebraic fractions, rationalising surds, proof
Vectors and geometric proof
Reciprocal and exponential graphs; Gradient and area under graphs
Direct and inverse proportion
Summer 1: Revision of all topics in preparation for final exams.

Year 11 - Foundation

Autumn 1: Integers and place value
Decimals
Indices, powers and roots
Factors, multiples and primes
Algebra: the basics
Expressions and substitution into formulae
Tables, charts and graphs
Pie charts
Scatter graphs
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Percentages
Autumn 2: Equations and inequalities
Sequences
Properties of shapes, parallel lines and angle facts
Interior and exterior angles of polygons
Statistics, sampling and the averages
Perimeter, area and volume
Real-life graphs
Straight-line graphs
Transformations
Ratio
Proportion
Spring 1: Right-angled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry
Probability
Multiplicative reasoning
Plans and elevations
Constructions, loci and bearings
Quadratic equations: expanding and factorising
Quadratic equations: graphs
Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres
Spring 2: Fractions and reciprocals
Indices and standard form
Similarity and congruence in 2D
Vectors
Rearranging equations, graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions and simultaneous equations
Summer 1: Revision of all topics in preparation for final exams.

How students are assessed

KS3: PoP tests as a baseline at the start of year 7.
Half termly progress assessments and end of year progress exam.

KS4: Regular tests throughout the year covering GCSE style questions.

Guidance for pupils

Homework: Year 7-10 - Weekly Key Skills tasks in half termly homework booklet.
Year 11 - GCSE ‘Style’ Questions

Independent Learning: Assertive Mentoring (KS4), Research, use of Educational website including those listed in the sidebar.

MathsWatchVLE can be accessed using the details: Login: school email address Password: abc followed by pupil's date of birth

Just Maths can be accessed using the details: Login: OLSJStudent Password: OLSJ

Revision & Resources: 121 and group Interventions, Weekly after School Revision Sessions. Form time intervention, Incentives e.g. Prom Tickets/Year 11 Hoodies.

How parents can help

  • Support homework tasks, check tasks are completed fully with clear written methods. Encourage research and regular revision.
  • Support for attendance at Homework Club (KS3) and at After School Revision Sessions (KS4) and intervention sessions.
  • Support in Purchasing Revision Material, providing internet access for revision websites.