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MATHS

Learning Pathway

Key Stage 2

‘Ready to Learn’

Upon entry to Key Stage 2 (and each new academic year), pupils are assessed to understand their starting point. This allows us to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of the pupils, informing the focus of the topics covered. 

 

Key Stage 2 has five hours of maths a week, basing the content on the Early Learning Goals, with the aim for pupils to be ready to access the 2014 National Curriculum by the time they transition to Key Stage 3.

 

Key Stage 2 has a weekly lesson focussing on money, which includes coin recognition, adding coins together and knowing how to keep money safe.   

 

Within the Key Stage, there is a focus on pupils exploring the range of multi-sensory resources available, becoming comfortable and familiar with using these.

Key Stage 3

‘Ready for Independence

Upon entry to Key Stage 3 (and each new academic year), pupils are assessed to make sure their prior knowledge can be built upon by explicit teaching. Every year group within Key Stage 3 has four-hour block lessons a week, following the 2014 national curriculum looking at the following areas: number, measurement, geometry and statistics.

A range of practical resources are used within lessons to meet the individualised multi-sensory needs of the pupils, to assist them in learning the best way possible.

One lesson a week has a sole focus on money, following the ‘Young Money’ scheme. This is to encourage the children to become more familiar and confident with recognising and handling money

Key Stage 4

‘Ready for my Future’

Students within KS4 will be building on mathematical skills required from KS3, continuing this development in preparation to start accreditations.

 

Students will be working in ability groups focusing on key areas of maths. Where possible students will start their AQA coursework, at the equivalent level linked to their baseline assessments. 

 

Interventions are highlighted and provided for students not yet able to access coursework. 

 

Accreditation includes: -

Entry Level Coursework

Entry Level Functional Skills

Level 1 functional skills

 

Maths areas covered: -

Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics

 

Financial Education: -

Financial Education continues to be taught in Key Stage 4 following the whole school plan for financial education (Pfeg).

Key Stage 5

‘Ready for Work’

Students in Key Stage 5 continue to develop their mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding along with their levels of progress and accreditation gained in Key Stage 4 and before.

 

Accreditation includes: -

Entry Level Coursework

Entry Level Functional Skills

Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills

Foundation Level GCSE

Higher Level GCSE

 

Maths areas covered: -

Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics

 

Financial Education: -

Financial Education continues to be taught in Key Stage 5 following the whole school plan for financial education (Pfeg).

Curriculum Content

Curriculum content shows the topics that each key stage will be working on for the year. Click to view the curriculum content acrss the whole school.

Enrichment Opportunities

BBC Bitesize

IXL

Top Marks

PBS Kids

Education City

Cool Maths Games

Number blocks

If you would like further information about our Maths curriculum please contact Mrs C Patterson, Maths coordinator, via the Academy office or by email: cpatterson@weatherfield.beds.sch.uk