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Mathematics is all around us; it underpins much of our daily lives and our future, both as individuals and collectively. Mathematical understanding is critical to our children’s future. The economic future depends on ensuring more and more children are mathematically literate and mathematically confident. Mathematical understanding underpins science and engineering and it is also the foundation of technological and economic progress.

The importance of maths grows and grows.

At St Edward's C of E Academy our aim is to ensure that all children appreciate and enjoy Mathematics. We want them to achieve their maximum potential by ensuring that they receive high quality teaching from our team of specialist Mathematics teachers.

Pupils follow the new National curriculum in Year 5, 7 and 8. Year 6 will continue to follow the old national curriculum until 2016 which is divided into five principle areas; using and applying Mathematics, number, algebra, shape and space and data handling. We aim to equip all pupils with the mathematical skills and knowledge required for adult life, employment and further study.

All pupils have the opportunity to consolidate or extend their Mathematics through ICT, practical work, problem solving, mathematical investigations and competitions. Children learn to play chess as part of the Mathematics lessons in Year 5 and all pupils are encouraged to participate in the weekly maths puzzle and to take part in a variety of competitions.  Pupils can participate in the Primary or Junior Maths Challenge, MEM February Challenge or the Team Maths Challenge. In Year 6, pupils attend the Funmaths roadshow developed by the Liverpool Mathematical Society.

Pupils are grouped into broadly similar ability groups, with smaller groups for less able children. They are closely tracked throughout each of their four years to ensure both challenge and consolidation of their mathematical development. Pupils who find maths challenging are given support by teaching assistants both in lessons and in Wave 2 and 3 intervention groups. Support could be through the Numicon Intervention Programme or targeted practise to increase number fluency

The Mathematics department works closely with the schools in the Leek Education Partnership to ensure a smooth mathematical journey from Reception to GCSE and A level.

Our Maths Team: Mrs Cole, Mrs Gallimore, Mr Abell, Mr Rose, Mrs Haydon, Miss Newport, Mr Massey, Mrs Aston and Mrs Cooper.

Mrs Gallimore is a Specialist Leader of Education and an accredited maths consultant through the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics). She provides training for schools on the teaching of maths and supports teachers in other schools.


Year 5

Pupils in Year 5 consolidate and extend the knowledge and skills gained in Year 3 and Year 4.

Pupils are taught to add, subtract, multiply and divide increasingly complex numbers using a variety of methods.  All children will be encouraged to learn their multiplication tables and their progress will be assessed.  They will begin to understand and use fractions, decimals and percentages.  Pupils use their knowledge of time, measurement and money to answer everyday problems and learn about number patterns and types of numbers.  They learn about parallel and perpendicular lines, how to use a ruler correctly, how to measure angles and how to find areas and perimeters. Pupils learn how to interpret graphs and charts.  They begin to develop an understanding of probability.

Pupils are given a learning target and a piece of written homework each week.

Year 6

In Year 6 pupils consolidate and extend the knowledge and skills they gained in year 5.

Pupils are taught to add, subtract, multiply and divide increasingly complex whole numbers and decimals and they are expected to improve their knowledge of the multiplication tables.  Pupils will extend their understanding of fractions (including cancelling down fractions) decimals and percentages.  They will begin to solve simple problems using ratio and proportion.  Pupils use their knowledge of time, measurement and money to answer everyday problems and learn more about number patterns.  They learn how to measure angles and lines using the correct equipment and learn how to find areas and perimeters of rectangles, squares and triangles.  They will further develop their knowledge of co-ordinates.  Pupils learn how to draw and interpret a range of graphs and charts.  They further develop their understanding of probability.

Pupils are given a learning target and a piece of written homework each week.

Year 7

Pupils will complete the Statutory Assessment Tests in May of Year 6.
 

Pupils in Year 7 will continue to practise and develop the number skills gained in Key Stage 2.  They will apply the four rules to positive and negative numbers and increasingly larger numbers.  They will extend their knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages.  They will start to understand the rules and conventions of algebra, including working with sequences, simplifying expressions and solving equations.  In shape and space pupils will learn more about angles, areas and volumes of more complex shapes and converting between different units of measurement.  Pupils will learn more about graphs and analysis of data using methods of average and dispersion.  They will extend their knowledge of probability.  Pupils will be taught how to use their mathematical knowledge in a variety of situations.

Pupils have a piece of written homework each week and a learning homework. 

Year 8

Pupils in Year 8 will continue to practise and develop the number skills gained in Year 7.  They will work with positive and negative numbers, large and small numbers and will extend their knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages.  They will continue to develop their understanding of the rules and conventions of algebra, including working with sequences, simplifying expressions and solving more complex equations, using both graphical and algebraic methods.  In shape and space pupils will learn more about angles, constructing and transforming shapes.  They will learn about the area and volume of more complex shapes and converting between different units of measurement.  Pupils will learn more about collecting data, drawing and interpreting graphs and analysis of data using methods of average and dispersion.  They will extend their knowledge of probability.  Pupils will be taught how to use their mathematical knowledge in a variety of situations.

Pupils have a piece of written homework each week and a learning homework.

You can view additional information in our Document Library, please click on the links below.

Year 5 Maths Documents
Year 6 Maths Documents
Year 7 Maths Documents
Year 8 Maths Documents

Useful websites

BBC Bitesize Maths

Fun Maths

Woodlands Maths.

 

Christ Church Academy in Stone has produced some excellent Maths resources. You can access these by clicking the link below. A window will open containing an Adobe pdf document that has links to past test papers, activities and YouTube videos. As these are external links to our site we cannot be held responsible for any content outside our control.
Christ Church Maths

​Last updated 09/02/2016

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