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At Alban, we believe that Mathematics must be an experience from which pupils can confidently derive pleasure and enjoyment, developing positive attitudes to the subject as they progress through the school. Our work is purposeful, geared to the different capabilities of individual pupils, and seeks to develop their skills and abilities in a coherent and logical way.  The pupils, working independently or as members of groups, engage in a variety of activities which provide them with a range of practical investigative oral, written and problem-solving experiences. Resources such as Interactive White Boards, books, laptops, IPads, calculators and mathematical instruments are in constant use to extend and develop pupils' opportunities to respond fully to the requirements of the National Curriculum. 

All children follow the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 or 3.  At the end of Year 6 the children take their SATs. The Mymaths website is used extensively by teachers and pupils, both in the classroom and at home. Each pupil is given their own password to access the website, this allows pupils to personalise their own learning and become independent learners.  We also aim to stretch our pupils to develop a greater depth of understanding in all areas of Maths. Some of the Year 7 and 8 pupils enjoy taking part in the UKMT Junior Challenge mid-way through the year. 


Pupils who meet age related expectations will also be able to demonstrate the following (in relation to each topic):

Fluency in their knowledge and understanding of the mathematical rules relating to each topic.
Be able to reason mathematically by applying their knowledge to justifying answers and solving problems relating to each aspect covered.


Below is the coverage of Mathematics units in Year 5, 6, 7 and 8



Year 5

Autumn Term

Number – place value, four operations, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000, fractions, rounding and decimals.

Geometry and Measure – revision of time, converting units of measure, perimeter, angles and circles.


Spring Term

Number – mental arithmetic methods, four operations, prime numbers, factors, square and cube numbers and fractions.

Geometry and measure – quadrilaterals, converting units of measure, angles and 2D shapes.



Summer Term

Number – fractions, decimals, four operations, ordering numbers, roman numerals, percentages and negative numbers.

Geometry and Measure – reflections and translations, 3D shapes, perimeter, area and volume.

Statistics – graphs and timetables.



Year 6

Autumn Term

Number – order and compare numbers, decimals, negatives, four operations, order of operations, fraction and percentages.

Geometry and measure – circles, angles, converting between units of measure. 


Spring Term

Number – fractions, decimals and percentages, roman numerals and rounding.

Geometry and Measure – perimeter, area and volume, coordinates, translate shapes

Statistics – averages, pie charts and line graphs.


Summer Term

Summer 1 – revision for KS2 SATs.

Summer 2 – Introduction to Year 7 topics.





Year 7

Autumn Term

Number – negatives.

Algebra – sequences and functions

Geometry and Measure – area, perimeter, volume and converting measures.

Number – decimals, four operations, square, cube and prime numbers and order of operations.

Statistics – averages and data collection.

Spring Term

Algebra – expressions, formulae, equations and graphs.

Number – fractions, decimals and percentages

Geometry and measure – angles

Statistics – probabilty. 

Summer Term

Geometry and Measure – symmetry and 3D shapes.

Algebra – solving equations

Statistics – interpreting and representing data. Ratio, proportion and rates of change – ratio





Year 8

Autumn Term

Number – negative numbers, powers, percentages.

Geometry and Measure – translations, enlargements, constructions, congruent shapes, surface area and volume.








Spring Term

Algebra – quadratic equations, graphs, simplifying and expanding expressions..

Number – standard form.

Statistics – scatter graphs.

Geometry and Measure – enlargements.



Summer Term

Number – fractions.

Ratio – proportion.

Geometry and Measure – circles.

Algebra – equations.

Statistics – frequency diagrams.