### Our curriculum across both KS3 and KS4 is driven by our vision:

‘Empowering our pupils, to give them a sense of both enjoyment of, and purpose in, mathematics.’

Through our adoption of the ‘Mastery’ approach, (which takes the content and principles of the National Curriculum and intertwines it with successful international education systems), we intend for pupils to become experts in each strand of learning we visit. We aim to secure a depth of understanding that engages and challenges. We incorporate building skills in an already knowledge rich curriculum. We aim to develop and apply problem solving skills through focussing on depth of the curriculum rather than acceleration through it. With depth will come the fluency of noticing relationships between topics, improving efficiency as well as developing reasoning skills. By including investigations and projects we want pupils to see the cross curricular links which exist and understand the practical and necessary use of these mathematical skills beyond the classroom. By empowering our pupils, the aim is to give them a sense of both enjoyment of, and purpose in, mathematics.

### Mathematics Key Stage 3

#### Implementation

Our students secure this knowledge through the careful planning of our lessons and schemes of learning, all built and predicated on the expectations of the National Curriculum model. This is then also developed out further, to ensure a depth and breadth to the content that is covered.

- Planning for lessons and schemes of learning is rooted in an understanding of Cognitive Science, with each and every lesson planned so that there are opportunities for:
- Retrieval of prior learning via our Starter Booklets.
- Exit tickets for KS4.
- Opportunities for paired classroom discussion using ‘Think/Pair/Share’ and a classroom climate where all pupils do contribute and share their ideas
- Multiple choice hinge questions used to check whole class understanding.
- Examples modelled and used as scaffolds to help all achieve mastery.
- Challenge questions and tasks to give depth of understanding.
- Low stakes assessments for each unit.

#### Impact

Ongoing assessment of learning in Maths is undertaken each lesson. It is also undertaken at the end of each unit, via low stakes assessments. This allows pupils to retrieve key skills they have learnt and identity their misconceptions.

Following assessments, we make sure pupils review topics that they found more challenging so that pupils can improve and develop their skills and understanding.

#### Y7 Intent

Over the course of Year 7, our students will study and learn the following:-

Topic/Study Focus |
Knowledge/Skill focus |

Sequences | Sequences KO |

Understanding and Using Notation | Understand and use notation KO |

Equality and equivalence | Equality & Equivalence KO |

Place Value | Place Value KO |

Fractions, decimals and percentages | Fractions, decimals & percentages KO |

Addition and subtraction | Addition & Subtraction KO |

Multiplication and division | Multiplication & Division KO |

Fractions and percentages of an amount | Fraction & Percentage of amount KO |

Directed Number | Directed Number KO |

Fractional Thinking | Fractional Thinking KO |

Constructions and measuring | Construction & Measuring KO |

#### Y8 Intent

Over the course of Year 8, our students will study and learn the following:-

Topic/Study Focus |
Knowledge/Skill focus |

Geometric Reasoning | Geometric Reasoning KO |

Sets & Probability | Sets and Probability KO |

Prime Numbers & Proofs | Prime Numbers & Proofs KO |

Ratio & Scale | Ratio & Scale KO |

Multiplicative change | Multiplicative Change KO |

Multiplying and dividing fractions | Multiplying and Dividing Fractions KO |

Working in the cartesian equation | Working in the cartesian equation KO |

Representing data | Representing Data KO |

Tables and probability | Tables and Probability KO |

Brackets, equations and inequalities | Brackets, Equations and Inequalities KO |

Sequences | Sequences KO |

Indices | Indices KO |

Fractions and percentages | Fractions and Percentages KO |

Standard Form | Standard Form KO |