Maths Curriculum 2020-2021
Head of Department: Miss S. Hook
Email address: shook@gilbertinglefield.com
The Maths Department is staffed by a team of dedicated mathematicians whose aim is to give pupils life skills in the real-world, whilst fostering their inquiring mathematical minds. Our teaching allows pupils to explore ideas, giving them the ability to confidently apply and solve problems within maths lessons and across the curriculum. All pupils in maths are given opportunities to be suitably challenged, enabling them to make good progress, and apply acquired skills in a range of real life situations. More able pupils in Key Stage 3 attend Maths Masterclass sessions (organised by the two upper schools in the town), where they work collaboratively with pupils from other schools on problem solving activities.
In Key Stage 2 and some Key Stage 3 lessons, pupils are encouraged to use hands-on practical resources to aid conceptual understanding, making maths lessons not only challenging, but fun and enjoyable too! The ability to use these materials in diverse ways can promote greater opportunities for investigational and collaborative work: such activities encourage purposeful mathematical discussion and development of logic and reasoning.
Parents are invited to participate in pupil learning experiences including maths information evenings and sessions outside school hours for pupils who need an extra boost.
Gilbert Inglefield has been one of the schools involved in the TSST pilot programme to "upskill" non-specialist teachers willing to teach Mathematics.
Learning Community 2 Calculation Policy 2017-2018
PiXL TT app (pupils are given log in details for this app)
During Key Stage 2
Children’s progression in maths will be organised into the following three areas.
- Working mathematically.
- Number.
- Measurement, geometry and statistics.
Over the two years pupils will cover a range of topics enabling them to use and apply different mathematical skills including: Arithmetical laws and relationships; mental and written fluency; fractions decimals and percentages; problem solving; algebra; metric and imperial measures; perimeter, area and volume; chronology; shape; position and direction and statistics.
They will structure their own investigations and solve a wide variety of increasingly complex problems, requiring sustained concentration and efficient written and mental methods.
Pupils will develop their own lines of enquiry increasingly independently and be expected to prove their solutions in a variety of ways.
During Key Stage 3
Children’s progression in KS3 is organised into the following four areas.
- Number (fractions, decimals, percentages, indices, decimal calculations).
- Geometry and measure (measures, perimeter, area, angles and 2d shapes, transformations, pythagoras, constructions and trigonometry).
- Algebra (expressions and formulae, graphs, equations and sequences).
- Statistics.
Pupils further extend their reasoning and investigative skills, using conjecture to explore possible outcomes and explain observations fully and mathematically. They begin to write mathematical proofs based on concrete activities and observations; trigonometry is introduced in year 8 and where appropriate some pupils will be introduced to GCSE topics supporting a smooth transition to upper school.
Curriculum by Year Group and Term
Year 5 |
Year 6 |
AUTUMN Multiples, factors and prime numbers, multiplication, comparing ordering and finding equivalent fractions |
AUTUMN |
SPRING |
SPRING |
SUMMER |
SUMMER |
Year 7 |
AUTUMN |
SPRING |
SUMMER |
Year 8 |
AUTUMN |
SPRING |
SUMMER |