Maths
Intent:
Mathematics is a vital life skill that will support pupils’ success in their future. Mathematics at Woolston Brook School strives to develop problem solving and reasoning skills by building selfesteem and confidence.
Mathematics aims to develop a deep understanding of concepts with high expectations of each individual student.
New mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach; enabling all pupils to experience handson learning when discovering new mathematical topics, and allowing them to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Our focus is to make learning relate to real life situations as much as possible, and support students to achieve qualifications. Teachers plan coherent and well sequenced lessons that will bring mathematics to life.
Implementation:
⦁ Basic Maths skills are taught daily. Focusing on key mathematical skills including place value, the four operations, fractions, decimals and percentages
⦁ A range of reasoning resources are used to challenge all pupils and give them the opportunity to reason
⦁ Interventions are used to ensure we are bridging the gaps of learning with TA scaffolding and guiding student towards successful outcomes
⦁ Pupils are taught adaptive lessons that are coherently planned
⦁ Lessons use a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach to guide pupils through their understanding of mathematical processes.
⦁ Students are encouraged to be a part of their progress by marking their work alongside a member of staff and getting verbal feedback where appropriate
⦁ Where possible, links are made with other subjects in a cross curricular approach with real life learning examples made readily available
⦁ (KPI’s) specific to each year group to ensure progress and target areas for support.
Impact:
As a result of our Maths teaching at Woolston Brook you will see:
⦁ Engaged pupils who are all challenged appropriately for their individual need
⦁ Confident pupils who can all talk about Maths and their learning and the links between Mathematical topics
⦁ Lessons that use a variety of resources to support learning
⦁ Different representations of mathematical concepts
⦁ Learning that is tracked and monitored to ensure all pupils make good progress
Mathematics All Years
KS2
Students that are working between a year 2 and year 4 level are prioritising the basics of mathematics. Using a mastery approach, students will use a concrete – pictorial – abstract model so they are able to ‘fill in the gaps’ of learning with confidence. We use a visual and handson learning style that allows students to explore mathematical concepts through great resources. Alongside this we are focusing on self esteem and confidence with maths as there is often previous anxieties relating to maths to overcome. Learning to learn is also a key component in the kst2 curriculum.
Year 7,8 & 9 (Kst 3)
The skills that students have learnt are utilised in a more secondary based curriculum, with specialist teachers for all subjects. The learning to learn and how to interact in a learning environment is built on to increase the capacity of the students to access a wider and more diverse curriculum.
Specifically in maths, students use all of the skills from previous years, but begin to reason and problem solve as well. Students will be able to communicate why the concept works and how to use it effectively. They will also be able to apply their knowledge and skills to everyday problems including word problems. At this ability range, students will begin to look at the Entry Level work and assess their potential to gain qualifications. Our intent is to make sure every student has been given the opportunity to sit an entry level exam by the end of year 9.
Year 10 to 11 (Kst 4)
Combining the above skills and knowledge we support students to apply their knowledge to the real world. For example, being able to measure a room accurately for redecorating. We want all of our students to leave Woolston Brook able to do the functional skills of everyday life that involves mathematics. We also want them to leave confident enough with their mathematics skills so they are able to sit qualifications to support them with employment and/or further education. The suite of qualifications range from Entry Level Certificates and Functional Skills Entry level. This leads on to the option for a GCSE in Mathematics.
Mathematics Curriculum Overview
Y 3 
Autumn Term 
Spring Term 
Summer Term 




Relationships: Pupils will explore relationships between number and operation.
Communication: Pupils will explore worded questions asking relevant questions in paired work.
Life skills: Pupils will explore real life maths.
Independence: Pupils will practice monetary amounts and spending.
Y 4 
Autumn Term 
Spring Term 
Summer Term 




Relationships: Pupils will explore Relationships between order and sequencing.
Communication: Pupils will ask questions to consolidate their knowledge.
Life skills: Pupils will explore length and perimeter working on measures.
Independence: Pupils will explore time and place it in real day situations.
Y 5 
Autumn Term 
Spring Term 
Summer Term 




Relationships: Pupils will explore relationships between data and what it tells us.
Communication: Pupils will ask peers questions to gain data for statistics.
Life skills: Pupils will explore converting units.
Independence: Pupils will continue to work on worded questions.
Y 6 
Autumn Term 
Spring Term 
Summer Term 
Relationships: Communication: Life skills: Independence: 



Relationships: Pupils will explore relationships between Fractions, Decimals and percentages.
Communication: Pupils will work in small groups on themed projects discussing content.
Life skills: Pupils will explore problem solving questions.
Independence: Pupils will work on themed projects.
Yr 7 
Autumn Term 
Spring Term 
Summer Term 

Algebraic Thinking:
Place Value & Proportion:

Applications of Number:
Directed Number:
Fractional thinking:

Lines & Angles:
Reasoning with number:

Relationships: Pupils will explore relationships between equality and equivalence
Communication: Pupils will work in pairs and discuss working with angles and develop geometric reasoning.
Life skills: Pupils will explore constructing, measuring and notation.
Independence: Pupils will continue to explore solving problems in the application of number.
Yr 8 
Autumn Term 
Spring Term 
Summer Term 

Proportional Reasoning:
Representations:

Algebraic techniques:
Developing Number

Developing Geometry:
Reasoning with data:

Relationships: Pupils will explore the relationships between Ratio and Scale.
Communication: Pupils will discuss reasoning with data.
Life skills: Pupils will explore working with the Cartesian plane.
Independence: Pupils will continue to explore tables and probability.
Yr 9 
Autumn Term 
Spring Term 
Summer Term 

Reasoning with Algebra:
Constructing in 2 & 3 dimensions:

Reasoning with number:
Reasoning with Geometry:

Reasoning with Proportion:
Representations & revision:

Relationships: Pupils will explore relationships between 2D and 3d dimensions.
Communication: Pupils will explore and discuss deduction in peer groups.
Life skills: Pupils will be taught to use Pythagoras Theorem.
Independence: Pupils will explore reasoning with proportion.
Y 10 
Autumn Term 
Spring Term 
Summer Term 

Similarity:
Developing Algebra:

Geometry:
Proportions & Proportional change:

Delving into Data:
Using number:
Expressions:

Relationships: Pupils will explore relationships between Angles and bearings.
Communication: Pupils will delve into data interpreting data.
Life skills: Pupils will explore noncalculator methods.
Independence: Pupils will continue to explore the 7 areas
Y 11 
Autumn Term 
Spring Term 
Summer Term 

Graphs:
Algebra:

Reasoning:
Revision & Communication:


Relationships: Pupils will explore the relationships between expanding and factorising.
Communication: Pupils will explore tasks such as listening and describing and show that.
Life skills: Pupils will continue be taught revision skills.
Independence: Pupils will continue to revise for examination.
Assessment 
CAT4 

KS2 
Peer and self – evaluation, NFER, Pre / Posttests, SATs 

KS3 
Pear and selfevaluation, Pre / Posttests, End of term Assessments, Entry Level 

KS4 
Entry Level Functional Skills GCSE Assessment Objectives: A01  Use and apply standard techniques (Weighting F = 50%, H = 40%) Learners should be able to:


AO2 – Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically (Weighting F = 25%, H = 30%) Learners should be able to:
Where problems require learners to ‘use and apply standard techniques’ or to independently ‘solve problems’ a proportion of those marks should be attributed to the corresponding Assessment objective. 

AO3 – Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts (Weighting F = 25%, H = 30%) Learners should be able to:
Where problems require learners to ‘use and apply standard techniques’ or to ‘reason, interpret and communicate mathematically’ a proportion of those marks should be attributed to the corresponding Assessment objective. 

Opportunities to develop Emotional Literacy Skills across the year 


Opportunities for Learning through reading across year 


Careers and cross curricular links 


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