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### Curriculum Intent

Each child has an understanding of mathematics and the ability to solve problems.

### Curriculum Information

Year 7

 Tools of the Trade Use of mathematical equipment: calculator, protractor and pair of compasses. This is me Basic Numeracy Skills Place Value Application of Operations (+, -, x, ÷) Factors, Multiples & Primes This is Us Introduction to averages, range and statistical representation Fractions, decimals and percentages Genius of the Past Key properties of 2D shapes Angle sums to find unknown angles Area and perimeter of rectangles/triangles Recognise and apply the properties of 3D shapes Inventions of the Future Transformations of shapes: Reflections Rotations Translations Enlargements Sequences and patterns Constructions of lines and bisectors Power of Humans Data handling charts Pictograms Frequency polygons Bar charts Line graphs Scatter graphs Pie charts Power of the Earth Introduction to algebraic notation Simplifying Expanding Brackets Factorising Brackets Linear graphs Coordinates Substitution into an equation Plotting points and straight lines

Year 8

 My Values Averages from grouped & ungrouped frequency tables Factors, multiples and primes HCF/LCM Squares, square roots, cubes, cube roots Laws of indices Family Values Fraction arithmetic Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages Proportional change Percentage applications Ratio and proportion Clashes of Culture Developing algebraic skills: Solving linear equations including unknowns on both sides Solve and represent inequalities on a number line Substitute values into formulae and expressions nth term of a sequence Equation of a linear graph Celebration of Culture Area and perimeter of 2D shapes Area and circumference of a circle Plans and elevations of 3D shapes Volume and surface area of a 3D shapes The Power of Technology Probability Probability scale Mutually exclusive events Independent events Tree diagramsRight-angled Triangles Constructions Similar shapes Pythagoras’ theorem The Power of My Voice Developing understanding and applications of Types of data Data collection methods Grouped data Bar charts Pictograms Frequency diagrams Time series Pie charts Scatter graphs Cumulative frequency diagrams Box plots Histograms

Year 9, 10 and 11

 Description of KS4 curriculum In Year 9 students start the three-year GCSE course. At The Wren, students follow the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) mathematics specification at Higher or Foundation tier, according to their ability. Regular monitoring ensures that they are on track and working towards the most appropriate tier and grade.   All students will have the opportunity to study topics from areas of number, algebra, ratio, proportion and rates of change, geometry and measures, probability and statistics.  Please see the GCSE specification for further details. GCSE Exam board information Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) from 2015 Three exam papers: one non-calculator and two calculator There are two tiers of entry: Foundation (Grades 1 -5 can be awarded) Higher (Grades 4-9 will be available)

### Extra Curricular Activities

The mathematics department runs the following weekly activities:

KS4 Aim High sessions:

• Monday afterschool (drop-in)
• Friday afterschool (topic based)

Extended Learning and quiet work space on Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes within the department.

The department also takes part in the UKMT Mathematics Challenge and is starting to work towards a Level 3 Qualification in Further Mathematics for some of the highest ability students.

These will not run during COVID-19 restrictions.

### 2022-23

Inset days – Fri 2 Sep & Mon 5 Sep 2022

Term 1

Tue 6 Sep – Fri 21 Oct 2022

Half term – Mon 24 Oct – Fri 28 Oct 2022

Term 2

Inset day – Fri 2 Dec 2022

Mon 31 Oct – Tue 20 Dec 2022

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