Maths

Mathematics is delivered following the National Curriculum and pupils learn the key areas such as Number Sense and Numeration, Measurement, Geometry and Spatial Sense, Patterning and Algebra, and Data Management and Probability.

In Mathematics, we implement a cross curricular method to the subject by bringing in English, ICT/Computing, Humanities also having discussions why Maths is so important and the role it plays in everyday life. The goal here is to encourage all the students to have an understanding and encourage them to appreciate Maths outside the classroom, as well as broadening their understanding. Maths isn’t simply a classroom activity; we make the most of our surroundings by taking it outdoors and bringing it more to life and making it more exciting for the students.

We enter students for an array of qualifications based on their suitability; these include Entry Level, Functional Skills and a GCSE in Mathematics.

“Maths is everywhere... Oh, and it's pretty good when you have robots.”

Cory

All of Collingwood’s students are delivered the National Curriculum and learn key areas such as Calculation, Measure, Shape/Space and Data Handling. We are fully aware and respectful that every student will have varying abilities and each class is differentiated to accommodate every student. Collingwood’s philosophy is that every student should be given the opportunity to succeed. Collingwood’s objective is for all students to leave with a formal accreditation. We enter students for array of qualifications based on their suitability; these include Entry Level, Functional Skills and a GCSE in Mathematics.

In Mathematics, we implement a cross curricular method to the subject by bringing in English, ICT/Computing, Humanities also having discussions why Maths is so important and the role it plays in everyday life. The goal here is to encourage all the students to have an understanding and encourage them to appreciate Maths outside the classroom, as well as broadening their understanding.

Maths at Collingwood isn’t simply a classroom activity; we make the most of our surroundings by taking it outdoors and bringing it more to life and making it more exciting for the students.

Maths Curriculum Overview

Maths in Primary

In Primary pupils learn:
KS1 – Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Measurement, Geometry and Shape.
  
Lower KS2 – Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions (including decimals), Measurement, Geometry and Shape, Statistics.

Upper KS2 – Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions (including decimals and percentages), Measurement, Geometry and Shape, Statistics.

We ensure all children are working at a personalised and appropriate level within our Maths lessons through the use of the White Rose Maths programme.

Maths in Year 7

Students will be reinforcing what they have learned in Key Stage 2. Having had a significant amount of time away from the classroom, we will be spending the first half term recapping on our four operators (+, – x & ÷).

Following on after the Halloween break, we will move onto orders of operations and negative numbers, followed by fractions, decimals and percentages. We will be investigating ordering, converting, adding and subtracting, and working on problem solving.

After the Christmas break, we will be looking at basic algebra, using emoji’s and traditional letters and looking at some averages (MEAN & MEDIAN).

The second Spring half term will consist of ‘Geometric Reasoning’ looking at using a protractor to draw shapes and lines to include angles.

The first half term after the Easter Holidays will involve developing number sense will mental strategies, for example estimation and rounding then investigating sets (basic Venn diagrams) and probabilities of a single event.

Maths in Year 8

Due having a significant amount of time away from the classroom, we will be spending the first half term recapping on our four operators (+, – x & ÷), building on multiple column addition, subtraction, basic/long multiplication and division with remainders.

Following on after the Halloween break, we will move onto orders of operations and negative numbers, followed by fractions (multiplying and dividing), decimals and percentages. We will be investigating ordering, converting, adding and subtracting, and working on problem solving.

After the Christmas break, we will be looking at algebra, (+, – and forming expressions) and looking at the four averages (MEAN, MEDIAN, MODE & RANGE). The second Spring half term will consist of ‘Geometric Reasoning’ looking at using a protractor to draw shapes and lines to include angles.

The first half term after the Easter Holidays will involve developing number sense will mental strategies, for example estimation, sequencing and rounding then investigating sets (basic Venn diagrams) and representing data with graphs and tables.

Maths in Year 9P and 10/11G

Due having a significant amount of time away from the classroom, we will be spending the first half term recapping on our four operators (+, – x & ÷), building on multiple column addition, subtraction, basic/long multiplication and division with remainders.

The second half of the Autumn Term will consist of pupils beginning to work towards their individual level in the Entry Level Certificate. They use this half term to work through their first two units ‘Properties of Number’ & ‘The Four Operations’.
The Spring term will see the pupils learn and work on the units ‘Money’, ‘Calendar & Time’ & ‘Ratio’

The Summer term will see pupils learn and complete coursework on the remaining components of the Entry Level Certificate – ‘Measures’, ‘Geometry’ & ‘Statistics’.

Maths in Year 10/11P

Students in the ‘Purple’ pathway will be working towards their qualifications in either Functional Skills or GCSE Foundation Mathematics. Throughout the year pupils will be going over typical Functional/GCSE type questions and multiple problem solving skills.

In the Autumn Term will be revising/improving on the four operations, averages, money, BIDMAS, Fractions/Decimals/Percentages & Decimal Points/Significant Figures.

During the Spring Term, pupils will revise and improve on Basic Algebra skills and move onto Complex Algebra, Constructuction & Measuring & Geometric Reasoning including Trigonometry.

The Summer Term involves Developing Number Sense, Sets & Probability, Prime Numbers/Exponentials, with work on Graphs and displaying data