# Maths

**Head of Department**: Miss J Thwaites**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.