Maths

t Bradford Academy  the maths department have adapterd a new pedagogy at the heart of teaching and learning – The new approach is designed  around a unique pedagogy built around 10 key principles which nuture confidence and raise achievement. There is a strong focus on fluency and mastery through problem solving, real life functional questions and discussion points clearly signposted throughout the scheme and in each lesson.  At the end of each topic there is Check up, Strenghten and Extendsection followed by an end of unit test and a progress test which can be used for diagnostic analysis.  Each year has 3 levels of entry 1,2,3. Pi Theta and Delta. Entry 1 being  year 7 .The easier less academically challenging strand is Pi followed by Theta for more able learners and Delta for the most able learners.

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Units 1, 2 & 3.

Delta 2 – Factors and Powers, Working with powers, 2D Shapes and 3D solids.

Theta 2 – Number, Area and Volume, Statistics and Charts.

Pi 2 – Number Properties and Calculations, Shapes and Measures in 3D, Statistics.

Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths.
Assessments Each class will complete two in class assessments and a progress assessment at the end of each unit. There will also be an end of term progress assessment on the completed units.
Suggest reading & support materials Delta 2, Theta 2 and Pi 2 Textbooks. ActiveTeach online.

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Units 4, 5 & 6.

Delta 2 -Real life Graphs, Transformations, Fractions, Decimals & Percentages.

Theta 2 – Expressions and Equations, Real life graphs, Decimals and Ratio.

Pi 2 – Expressions and Equations, Decimal Calculations, Angles.

Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths.
Assessments Each class will complete two in class assessments and a progress assessment at the end of each unit. There will also be an end of term progress assessment on the completed units.
Suggest reading & support materials Delta 2, Theta 2 and Pi 2 Textbooks. ActiveTeach online.

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Units 7,8 & 9

Delta 1 – Constructions and Loci, Probability, Scales Drawings and measures.

Theta 2 – Lines and angles, Straight line graphs, Calculating with fractions.

Pi 2 – Number Properties, Sequences, Fractions and Percentages.

Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths.
Assessments Each class will complete two in class assessments and a progress assessment at the end of each unit. There will also be an end of term progress assessment on the completed units.
Suggest reading & support materials Delta 2, Theta 2 and Pi 2 Textbooks. ActiveTeach online.