KS3 Skills School Maths (Yr 7)

Curriculum Overview

Point in Year

Unit of Work Title

Starting Point

Curriculum Content

Core Knowledge

Curriculum Content

Core Skills

Mid-term and Final  Assessments

Autumn Term 1

Number, Place Value and Calculations

Identifying different Types of Number

 

Understanding the value of digits.

 

Use mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction.

  • Read, write and order numbers up to 10 million and determine the value of each digit.
  • Compare numbers using the symbols = < > ≤ ≥
  • Use simple negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.
  • Position negative numbers on a number line and compare using the symbols = < > ≤ ≥
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
  • Understand and use a range of mental methods of computation.
  • Add numbers together in different ways.
  • Add and subtract using formal written methods.
  • Check answers using inverse operations.
  • Solve problems involving time and money.
  • Round whole numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000
  • Understand and use a range of mental methods of computation.

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.

Autumn Term 2

Number, Place Value and Calculations

Geometry and measure

Perimeter Area and Volume

Understanding and using function machines

 

Use mental and written strategies for multiplication

  • Identify and understand factors, multiples and prime numbers.
  • Recognise multiples
  • Recognise multiples of 2, 5, 10 and 25.
  • Begin to identify factors of numbers.
  • Identifying primes, factors, multiples, HCF and LCM
  • Recognise square numbers
  • Understand the difference between multiples, factors and primes.
  • Recall multiplication facts and their associated division facts.
  • Use mental and written strategies for multiplication.
  • Use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve problems.
  • Four operations with whole numbers.
  • Area and perimeter of rectangles and simple 2D shapes
  • Use the formula to find the volume of a cuboid.
  • Check answers using inverse operations.
  • Multiplication and division of a 3digit by 1 or 2 digit number
  • Find the HCF and LCM of two numbers.
  • Area and perimeter of rectangles and simple compound shapes
  • Use approximation to estimate division calculations.
  • Recognise and use square numbers and square roots.
  • Solve problems involving perimeter and area.
  • Use the order of operations including brackets
  • Area and perimeter of compound shapes
  • Draw Nets, apply properties surface area
  • Calculate volume of 3D shapes
  • Find and solve problems of perimeter of rectangles and regular polygons

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.

Spring Term 1

Number, Place Value and fractions, decimals and percentages

Order of calculations with and without a calculator

 

Rounding, ordering decimals and four operations with decimals

 

Compare and simplify fractions

  • Consolidate and extend mental calculation methods, including decimals.
  • Order and compare decimals and carry out four operations using decimals
  • Work out simple fractions of amounts.
  • Know how to simplify fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions including mixed number fractions.
  • Compare and order fractions using equivalents.
  • Multiply and divide fractions by whole numbers and fractions
  • Round amounts on a calculator to 2 decimal places.
  • Change fractions to percentages
  • Calculate percentages of a quantity
  • Four operations with fractions and mixed numbers
  • Solve problems including number up to 3d.p
  • Finding equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions
  • Calculating fractions, percentages and decimals & real-life problems
  • Work with equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Fractions, percentages and decimals and real-life problems
  • Use a calculator to solve multiplication and division problems.
  • Solve problems which require percentage and decimal equivalents
  • Solve problems involving percentage increase and decrease

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.

Spring Term 2

Ratio and proportion

 

Probability and

Algebra

Forming and simplifying algebraic expressions

 

Writing and forming 1 and 2 step equations

 

Use direct proportion to solve simple problems

  • Recognise and describe number patterns for adding and subtracting sequences
  • Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions by taking out common factors
  • Substitute into a familiar formula
  • Solve problems using equations.
  • Understand and use the relationship between ratio and proportion.
  • Writing and simplifying ratios
  • Use fractions and percentages to compare proportions
  • Use ratios and measures.
  • Use direct proportion to solve problems
  • Solving equations with unknowns on both sides
  • Solving equations with brackets
  • Use trial and improvement to find solutions to 1 decimal place.
  • Reduce a three-part ratio to its simplest form by cancelling.
  • Split by ratios and use the unitary method to solve problems
  • Calculating and comparing probabilities of equally likely events
  • Write and simplify ratios and split amounts using the unitary method to solve problems
  • Generating sequences and finding the nth term
  • Expanding and factorising expressions
  • Substituting into expressions and formulae
  • Generating a sequence from a rule and finding the nth term of arithmetic sequence

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.

Summer Term 1

Geometry and measure

Choosing the correct units to measure and reading scales

 

Reading & plotting coordinates in all quadrants.

 

Identifying parallel and perpendicular lines

 

Understand and identify line and rotational symmetry of regular polygons

  • Measuring, drawing and labelling lines, angles and triangles accurately
  • Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals
  • Use a compass directions and amount of turn.
  • Recognise acute, obtuse and reflex angles.
  • Estimate the size of angles.
  • Reading and plotting coordinates in all quadrants
  • Translate shapes in all four quadrants
  • Recognise line and rotational symmetry
  • Identifying quadrilaterals using their properties
  • Using angles facts to find missing angles in 3 and 4 sided shapes
  • Drawing linear graphs from sequences and linear equations
  • Estimate, measure and identify the type of angle
  • Find missing angle around a point and on a straight line.
  • Calculating interior and exterior angles of polygons
  • Simple transformation of shapes (rotational and reflective)

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.

Summer Term 2

Statistics

 

Problem

Solving and

investigations

Representing and analysing data

  • Read and construct grouped tally charts and frequency tables.
  • Draw, read and interpret line graphs.
  • Interpret, analyse and compare the distributions of ungrouped and group discrete and continuous data through appropriate graphical representations.
  • Complete, read and interpret information in tables and timetables
  • Choose the most appropriate average for a set of data.
  • Estimate then calculate the mean for grouped data
  • Solve problems involving more than one mathematical function
  • Drawing graphs from equation and from real-life data
  • Rotating and translating shapes on a grid
  • Representing Data and analysing data
  • Calculating and comparing Averages and range
  • Calculate the mean of a set of data.
  • Reading, plotting and linear graphs of simple functions and real-life situations
  • Solve problems involving time and money using a calculator

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.