Year 7

At KS3 maths lessons cover the separate strands of mathematics curriculum. These comprise: Using and Applying Mathematics, Numbers and the Number System, Calculating, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measure and Handling Data. Pupils work individually and in small groups on suitably differentiated activities using a variety of resources. Activities practice numeracy skills, problem solving investigations and functional maths in the real world. Pupils work with and without the use of calculators. A variety of maths manipulatives are available to support pupils understanding and working out. Lesson starters encourage the sharing of knowledge and help develop mathematical vocabulary and skills. Pupils are assessed through teacher observation, peer and self-assessment, pupil presentations, tests and mathematical tasks in their exercise books or through the use of ICT.