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Mathematics Year 7 - What will my child learn about in Maths? Year 7 are following the brand new Lightcliffe Academy Curriculum which has been tailor made to support their understanding and allow them to apply their skills. This works on a 13 week cycle, where pupils are tested after 8 weeks on the work they have covered and its application, and then the work is revisited, extended and retested if necessary in the final three weeks. Limited movements between classes may happen at the end of the 13 week cycle. In year 7 pupils will be ensuring that they can apply skills in: Cycle 1: understanding place value; the four arithmetic skills and their application in shape and averages; using decimal; BIDMAS; negative numbers. Cycle 2: estimation; comparing types of numbers; properties of 2D shapes; comparing and using fractions and percentages. Cycle 3: area; perimeter; basic algebra including substitution; proportion and ratio. How will my child be assessed this year? This works on a 13 week cycle, where pupils are tested after 8 weeks on the work they have covered and its application, and then the work is revisited, extended and retested if necessary in the final three weeks. The tests will be in October, late February and mid June. What type of homework will be set? Homework will be set weekly and assessed. It may be in the form of 20/25 mixed questions or specific fluency and problem solving questions. Year 8 - What will my child learn about in Maths? Year 8 are following the Abbey MAT SOW. All areas of Maths will be covered during the year, including Number Work, Algebra, Shape and Space, Data Handling, Probability, Ratio and Proportion. How will my child be assessed this year? The school works on a 13 week cycle, where pupils are tested after 8 weeks on the work they have covered and its application, and then the work is revisited, extended and retested if necessary in the final three weeks. The tests will be in October, late February and mid June. Limited movements between classes may happen at the end of the 13 week cycle. What type of homework will be set? Homework will be set weekly and assessed. It will be in the form of 20/25 mixed questions and specific fluency and problem solving questions to support the work done in class.
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Mathematics What will my child learn about in Maths? Year 9 are following the Abbey Mat SOW. Year 10 are following the two year AQA scheme of work. All areas of Maths will be covered during the year, including Number Work, Algebra, Shape and Space, Data Handling, Probability, Ratio and Proportion. At the end of Year 10, pupils will have covered the vast majority of concepts needed for their exam. Year 11 will be a year where they revisit concepts and practise their skills in applying them, while tackling holes in their understanding. How will my child be assessed this year? For Years 9 and 10, the school works on a 13 week cycle, where pupils are tested after 8 weeks on the work they have covered and its application, and then the work is revisited, extended and retested if necessary in the final three weeks. The tests will be in October, late February and mid June. Limited movements between classes may happen at the end of the 13 week cycle. In Year 11, pupils will sit an exam in October, a formal mock in December, and another formal mock in March. These will cover all areas of maths and are useful tool in finding gaps in pupils’ knowledge What type of homework will be set? Homework will be set weekly and assessed. It will be in the form of 20/25 mixed questions and specific fluency and problem solving questions to support the work done in class.
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Lightcliffe Academy, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TL Tel: 01422 201028 Fax: 01422 204615 contactus@lightcliffeacademy.co.uk Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877 enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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