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Great Wyrley High School

Great Wyrley High School

Maths

Meet the team:

Mrs S Ravenscroft – Subject Leader of Maths

Studied Maths and Further Maths, alongside Geography and Sociology, at A level. Studied a 4 year Mathematics and Education degree at Bath University, and later a Masters in Education. Gained my first teaching post at Great Wyrley High School and became Head of Maths in 2001. Also been a Duke of Edinburgh Award leader for most of my teaching career, having gained my own Gold Award in 6th Form.

Mrs S Bajwa – Teacher of Maths

After A levels, I studied a Maths, statistics and Economics degree at The University of Wolverhampton.  I Also worked in a number of jobs including working for a lithographic company in the purchasing department. I Then trained to become a Secondary School Maths teacher by doing my PGCE at the University of Wolverhampton.  I have since been teaching Maths (some ICT and Science) at Great Wyrley High School.

Mr P Till – Teacher of Maths

I joined Great Wyrley Mathematics Department in 2012. I previously taught at Kingsbury Mathematics and Business School and Cannock Chase PRU. My focus in teaching is to gain a greater knowledge of the process by which we learn and ultimately understand. Before I became a teacher, I ran my own business focusing on applications of specialist resins.  In 1996 I gained my Private Pilot’s Licence and enjoyed some fun hours flying locally and to France on a few occasions. Formerly, I was a keen Rugby player, playing for Walsall in the National Divisions and represented Staffordshire County. Outside of School, my hobbies include listening to music, playing piano and ukulele, golf and visiting places of interest.

Mrs R Edmunds – Teacher of Maths

After A levels I trained as a Learning Support Assistant (in my old school) and worked in that role for two years. It is then I decided Iwanted to be a teacher, I went to Newman College/University and took a degree in Ks2/3 ICT teaching as well as doing one day a week Mathematics course. After been awarded my degree I went back to my old senior school where I taught for 10 years, before moving to Great Wyrley in September 2017.

Mr J Studholme – Assistant Headteacher

Originally from Liverpool, following the completion of my PGCE at the University of Chester and my degree in Accounting and Finance at Aberystwyth University, I started teaching in 2008. Beginning as a classroom teacher at Walsall Academy, after moving through different responsibilities, I moved to Smith’s Wood Sports College (Birmingham) as a Head of Mathematics.

In September 2016 I joined Great Wyrley as Director of Learning before being appointed as Assistant Headteacher in September 2017. The main focus of my current role is focused on Data, Assessment and Curriculum Planning.

Learning Journey:

An outline of what pupils will learn and when and how they will be assessed.  Use the guidance below:

Year 7

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Number Topics:

  • four rules of whole number arithmetic
  • calculations in the correct order (BIDMAS)
  • rounding and approximating
  • square and cube numbers
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  • Highest Common Factors and Lowest Common Multiples
  • prime factors of a number
  • simple inequalities.

Angles:

  • basic angle facts
  • angles in triangles and quadrilaterals
  • angles on parallel lines
  • angle drawing and measuring

Transformations:

  • reflection, translation and rotation of shapes

Perimeter, Area and Volume:

  • perimeter and area of rectangles and triangles
  • volumes of cuboids.

Measures:

  • metric length, massand time conversions

Algebra:

  •  
  • linear expressions
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  • function machines
  • substitution into expressions
  • simple equation solving
  • coordinate plotting

Fractions:

  • diagrams of fractions
  • equivalent fractions
  • simple fractions of an amount

Percentages:

  • simple percentages of amounts
  • decimal, fraction,percentage conversions

Ratio:

  • pattern ratios
  • simplifying ratios
  • equivalent ratios
  • ratios and fractions

 

Statistics:

  • frequency tables
  • bar charts
  • simple pie charts
  • Carroll and Venn diagrams
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  •  

Probability:

  •  
  • probability scale
  • relative frequency

Sequences:

  • term to term rules
  • increasing and decreasing sequences
  • common sequences
  • differences and ratios

Shapes:

  • 2D and 3D shape properties
  • nets

How I will be assessed:

Ongoing assessment through lessons and homeworks, with a formal written assessment at the end of each half-term

Ongoing assessment through lessons and homeworks, with a formal written assessment at the end of each half-term

 

Opportunities for wider learning:

     

Year 8

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Number:

  • four rules of decimal arithmetic
  • order of complex calculations
  • rounding and estimating calculations
  • powers and roots of negative numbers
  • simple standard form
  • writing numbers in Prime factors
  • inequalities as a list or number line.

Angles:

  • wide variety of angle facts
  • angles in triangles and quadrilaterals
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Transformations:

reflections, translation and rotation of shapes on grids.

Area and Volume:

  • area of triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums
  • volume of prisms.

Measures:

  • metric length, mass and capacity conversion

Algebra:

  • equation construction
  • brackets multiplication
  • equation solving
  • straight line graphs
  • conversion graphs
  • gradients of graphs

Fractions:

  • fraction addition
  • fraction multiplication
  • mixed numbers and improper fractions
  • fractions of amounts

Percentages:

  • percentages of amounts
  • percentage increase
  • decimal, fraction,percentage conversions

Ratio:

  • dividing a quantity in a given ratio

Statistics:

  • statistical diagrams
  • multiple and composite bar charts
  • grouped data
  • modal class

Probability:

  • systematic listing
  • experimental outcomes
  • probability sums
  • sample spaces

Sequences:

  • nth term rules
  • practical sequences

Construction:

  • plans and elevations
  • constructing triangles

How I will be assessed:

Ongoing assessment through lessons and homeworks, with a formal written assessment at the end of each half-term

Ongoing assessment through lessons and homeworks, with a formal written assessment at the end of each half-term

 

Opportunities for wider learning:

     

Year 9

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Number:

  • arithmetic with and without a calculator
  • estimation of complex calculations
  • indices calculations
  • standard form calculations
  • Error Bounds for measurements.

Angles:

  • Angle calculations
  • interior and exterior angles of polygons
  • congruent and similar shapes.

Transformations:

  • positive enlargements of shapes on a grid.

Area and Volume:

  • problem solving with triangles, parallelograms and trapeziums
  • circumference and area of a circle
  • surface area and volumes of prisms.

Algebra:

  • double bracket expansion
  • factorisation of expressions
  • solving equations with brackets
  • equation of a line
  • real life graphs
  • gradients of graphs

Fractions:

  • fraction arithmetic
  • ordering decimals, fractions and percentages

Percentages:

  • percentage increase and decrease
  • percentage change

Ratio:

  • ratio problems

Statistics:

  • pie charts
  • time series
  • summary values
  • grouped data
  • modal class

Probability:

  • sample space diagrams
  • estimating probabilities
  • probability sums
  • sample spaces

Sequences:

  • increasing and decreasing rules
  • generating rules

Construction:

  • constructing polygons
  • line and angle bisectors
  • perpendiculars to lines
  • scale diagrams

How I will be assessed:

Ongoing assessment through lessons and homeworks, with a formal written assessment at the end of each half-term

Ongoing assessment through lessons and homeworks, with a formal written assessment at the end of each half-term

 

Opportunities for wider learning:

     

Year 10

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Number:

  • accurate arithmetic
  • efficient estimation
  • complex indices calculations
  • complex Error Bound calculations

Angles:

  • geometric problems
  • congruency and similarity.

Transformations:

  • combined transformations
  • enlargement on a grid
  • scale factors

Area and Volume:

  • arc length and sector area
  • surface area and volume of prisms.

Measures:

  • metric area and volume conversion

Algebra:

  • indices in algebra
  • quadratic factorisation
  • solving quadratic equations
  • solving inequalities
  • changing the subject of a formula
  • parallel lines
  • drawing complex graphs
  • rates of change

Fractions:

  • mixed number arithmetic

Percentages:

  • percentage increase and decrease
  • repeated percentage change
  • reverse percentages

Ratio:

  • ratio problems
  • unitary method

Statistics:

  • scatter graphs
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  • lines of best fit
  • population and sample
  • random sampling
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  • estimating averages
  • trends and outliers

Probability:

  • suitable diagrams
  • Venn diagram
  • two-way tables
  • tree diagrams
  • combined events

Sequences:

  • quadratic sequences
  • geometric sequences

Shape:

  • Pythagoras’ Theorem

EXTENSION:

  • circle theorems
  • construction and loci

How I will be assessed:

Ongoing assessment through lessons and homeworks, with a formal written assessment at the end of each half-term

Ongoing assessment through lessons and homeworks, with a formal written assessment at the end of each half-term

 

Opportunities for wider learning:

     

Year 11

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Number:

  • estimation with significant figures
  • surds and π calculations
  • direct and indirect proportion

Angles:

  • geometrical reasoning
  • congruency and similarity.

Transformations:

  • negative and fractional enlargements
  • fractional scale factors

Area and Volume:

  • area problem solving
  • prism volume problem solving
  • arc length and sector area
  • scale factors for length, area and volume

Trigonometry:

  • using Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry

EXTENSION:

  • volume and surface area of pyramids, cones and spheres
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  • basic trigonometry in 3D problems
  • sine and cosine rules
  • absinC for the area of a triangle

Algebra:

  • algebraic fractions
  • quadratic formula
  • simultaneous equations
  • inequalities on a graph
  • changing the subject of complex formulae
  • graphs sketching

EXTENSION:

  • exponential curves
  • equation of a circle
  •  
  • graph transformation
  • areas under graphs
  • function notation and inverses
  • quadratic inequalities

Fractions:

  • mixed number arithmetic

Percentages:

  • percentage increase and decrease
  • repeated percentage change
  • reverse percentages

Ratio:

  • ratio problems
  • unitary method

Statistics:

  • cumulative frequency
  • box plots
  • quartiles and interquartile range
  • interpolation and extrapolation
  • complex tree diagrams

EXTENSION:

  • histograms

Probability:

  • complex tree diagrams

EXTENSION:

  • independent and mutually exclusive
  • unstructured problems

How I will be assessed:

Ongoing assessment through lessons and homeworks, with a formal written assessment at the end of each half-term

Ongoing assessment through lessons and homeworks, with a formal written assessment at the end of each half-term

 

Opportunities for wider learning:

     

Useful Links/Resources that will help to consolidate learning:

  • Hegartymaths.com
  • Corbettmaths.com
  • Mrbartonmaths.com
  • Studymaths.com
  • BBCBitesize
  • Maths App

Fantastic amount of good youtube videos available – just google your topic!