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The program of revision reminds students of the key concepts, at their potential target grade. It is based around a cycle of formal fortnightly, hour long assessments which are provided by examination boards.

Properties of shapes teaches students how to describe 2D and 3D shape using key vocabulary. Learning progresses from visualising the different types of triangles and quadrilaterals to understanding how prisms are different from other 3D shapes.

Students learn how to write and simplify algebraic expressions using the correct notation. Learning progresses from simplifying expressions by collecting like terms to factorising quadratics.

October 28, 2019

Last year my school had a OFSTED trial inspection. Whilst the maths team recieved favourable feedback the inspectors noted a need for a focus on whole school literacy. Because of this I was asked to demonstrate how we develop student’s literacy in mathematics. Literacy in Mathematics By developing student’s literacy in mathematics we aim to […]

October 16, 2019

There are two key learning points when solving problems with angles in polygons. The first is to understand why all the exterior angles of a polygon have a sum of 360°. The second is to understand the interior and exterior angles appear on the same straight line. Students can be told these two facts and […]

August 22, 2019

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way. Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]