Maths

Maths and COVID 19 

During lockdown your child was provided with a maths workbook and live lessons. We are confident that if your child engaged with tasks set on Mathswatch and the live lessons offered, our educational offer should have helped to reduce what would have been missed in the classroom.

As a result of our lockdown curriculum, our first on returning to in-school lessons has been to cover topics that were missed. Topics, particularly for KS4, such as constructions and transformations were left out during the lockdown as these topics would require face to face interaction and teaching. These topics have been rebuilt into the schemes for work and will be delivered during the first term.

We also recognise that students may need recapping on certain topics. We will be setting homework to consolidate learning and enhance skills taught in class. Each student will be given a workbook to fill gaps in learning. The workbook tasks as well as Mathswatch will be used to set independent learning at home.

As it is a crucial year for the year 11, they will be given an independent learning book, where their teachers will give students tasks to complete on a weekly basis. Tasks will include work that they would have missed during lockdown, GAP analysis from assessments and topics that they will need recapping. 

As well as providing students with resources to help fill gaps, our lessons are differentiated to ensure your child accesses the work that is suited to their current level, but crucially has the opportunity to challenge themselves beyond that level consistently. We take time every lesson  for students to complete a quick task that systematically draws on prior knowledge that we have previously taught pupils; to ensure it is not lost or forgotten and to identify and address any. We are using self and peer assessment to enable your child to more confidently assess their own strengths and areas for development to empower them to take control of their learning. We are marking work and adapting our teaching in response to your child’s efforts to plug the gaps we identify. 

 

How can I support my child?

  • > Ensure they complete all homework tasks on time
  • > Encourage your child to revise independently using their revision schedule, mathswatch and their workbook. 
  • > Use GAP analysis documents to priorities topics to revise
  • > Use GCSE revision workbooks to go over missed work [These will be given by school]
  • > Use the answers in the workbook to test your child
  • > Know where they are up to and  have regular conversations with your child regarding their progress.
  • > Ensure your child catches up on any missed work

 

We recommend:  

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https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/secondary/Mathematics/11-16/revise-edexcel-maths-catch-up/buy/buy.aspx (55% discount, use 16REVCC code)

https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/secondary/Mathematics/11-16/revise-edexcel-gcse-maths/isbn/ten-minute-tests/ReviseEdexcelGCSEMathsTenMinuteTestsHigherTier.aspx

 

There are more resources available at: 

https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/secondary/Mathematics/11-16/activelearn-maths/buy/buy.aspx

 

Contact us:  All staff are available to contact via email. Any questions or concerns, we are here for you and happy to help!

 

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Welcome to the Maths Department

Mathematics is fundamental to life in the sense that its unique language helps us to calculate, estimate and problem-solve. It also informs many of the choices and decisions we make about real-life issues and challenges and the actions we subsequently take.  Students at Stretford High will develop their problem solving strategies which can be used in Maths and applied to everyday and real world situations.

Meet the Maths Department
The department team consists of nine members of staff. These are:

NameTitle
Mr G SarwarHead of Department
Mr S MahmudProgress Lead for Y9 & 10
Mr S KhanProgress Lead for Y7 & 8
Mr M HigginsonLead Practitioner
Mr O MohamedTeacher of Maths
Miss H ForrestTeacher of Maths
Mr U AhmadTeacher of Maths
Miss B RamsdenTeacher of Maths
Mr J ParkTeacher of Maths
Mr B VarneyTeaching Assistant
Ms H HartleyTeaching Assistant
Mrs Z PimlottTeaching Assistant

Maths overview

In the Maths department we have designed our curriculum:

  • > to give students the confidence that the mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding that they will have acquired during the course of their study are as good as that of the highest performing jurisdictions in the world
  • > provide a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and for employment, to give students the appropriate mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to help them progress to a full range of courses in further and higher education.

 

Our aims and objectives are to enable students to:

  • > develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • > acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • > reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions
  • > comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

 

Mastering mathematics at KS3 involves all students achieving a true depth of understanding of mathematical concepts. Our KS3 curriculum is planned around Mastery and Realistic Maths Education (RME), which has been developed by the Manchester Metropolitan University. The KS3 curriculum is carefully planned to ensure students cover all skills required at GCSE and can apply these skills to texts of increasing difficulty so that they can confidently meet the demands of the 9-1 GCSE.

At KS4 students study for the Edexcel 9-1 Specification for a GCSE in Mathematics. The skills students learn in KS3 are applied at GCSE level throughout Key Stage 4 and in students’ terminal examinations

More information about the GCSE’s can be found here.

GCSE revision resources can be found here.

 

Mathswatch and Active Learn are excellent resource available to students which can be used to catch up on work missed and as a revision tool. It is also used for homework tasks. The websites can accessed here:

Mathswatch

Active-Learn