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St John's C of E Middle School Academy

Maths - Key Stage 3

The new Mathematics Curriculum for 2014 forms the basis for teaching in Key Stage 3. Since September 2018 all pupils in Years 7 and 8 have been following a schemes of work adapted from ‘Kangaroo maths’, appropriate to ability sets, which follow the new National Curriculum.

See the source imageOur Aim

The aim of the Maths Department is to make learning a very positive and fun experience allowing pupils to develop the skills and depth of knowledge which will lead to an inbuilt confidence in their own mathematical ability.

Ability Sets

In Years 7 and 8 pupils continue to be taught in ability sets. The process of assessing and reviewing set position continues each term based upon a combination of topic based tests, termly assessments, classwork and homework.

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

  • Number – calculations and place value
  • Algebra – expressions and equations
  • Statistics
  • Number – fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Probability
  • Geometry – 2D shapes, angles and constructions
  • Algebra – substitution and formulae
  • Algebra – sequences and graphs
  • Measurements –Measures, 2D shapes, perimeter and area
  • Measurements –Measures, 2D shapes, perimeter and area
  • Measurements –3D shapes, volume
  • Number – ratio and proportion
  • Geometry – transformations

Year 8

  • Number – calculations and place value
  • Algebra – expressions and equations
  • Geometry – shapes and measures
  • Geometry  -3D shapes
  • Number – fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Probability
  • Geometry – 2D shapes, angles and constructions
  • Algebra – substitution and formulae
  • Algebra – sequences and graphs
  • Number – ratio and proportion
  • Statistics
  • Geometry – transformations