Maths Key Stage 3 – Pi (Foundation)

In Maths at Stretford High school students follow a 5 year tiered scheme of work based on 5 maths areas: Number, Algebra, Probability & Statistics, Geometry and Measures, and Ratio and Proportion which starts in KS3 and lays the foundation for GCSE work in year 9 and throughout KS4. KS3 pupils follow the Pi, Theta or Delta programme using a variety of teaching methods and applying the Mathematics to real life situations. The programme includes problem solving mathematics including financial planning. Students are assessed at the end of each unit and half term, they are notified of their strengths and areas for development so they are clear of what they have done well and how to improve for next time.

Students study the Mathematics National Curriculum and through this we aim to develop our students as follows:

  • a positive attitude towards mathematics, as well as competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills;
  • an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and logically;
  • the skills to use their own initiative and an ability to work both independently and in co-operation with others;
  • an ability to communicate through mathematics and to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.
Year 7 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 11 Analysing and displaying data
2 Calculating
3 Expressions, functions and formulae
4 Graphs
1.1 Tables and pictograms
1.2 Bar charts
1.3 Grouped data
1.4 Mode and modal class
1.5 Range and median
1.6 Mean
2.1 Adding
2.2 Subtracting
2.3 Multiplying
2.4 Dividing
2.5 Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
2.6 Using the four operations
2.7 Positive and negative numbers
3.1 Using functions
3.2 Function machines
3.3 Simplify expressions
3.4 Writing expressions
3.5 STEM: Using formulae
3.6 Writing formulae
4.1 Real-life graphs
4.2 Coordinates
4.3 Graphs of functions
4.4 STEM: Scientific graphs
Term 25 Factors and multiples
6 Decimals and measures
7 Angles and lines
5.1 Number rules and relationships
5.2 Multiples
5.3 Multiplication, multiply 3-digit numbers by a single digit.
5.4 Division. Divide 3-digit numbers by a single digit.
5.5 Solving problems involving multiplication and division.
5.6 Factors and primes
5.7 Common factors and multiples
6.1 Estimates and measures
6.2 Decimal numbers
6.3 Metric units
6.4 Adding and subtracting decimals
6.5 Rounding
6.6 Multiplying and dividing decimals
6.7 FINANCE: Calculating with money
7.1 Right angles and lines
7.2 Measuring angles 1
7.3 Recognise acute and obtuse angles.
7.4 Drawing and estimating angles
7.5 Putting angles together
Term 38 Measuring and shapes
9 Fractions, decimals and percentages
10 Transformations
8.1 Shapes. Identify triangles, squares and rectangles.
8.2 Symmetry in shapes
8.3 Solve problems using line symmetry
8.4 Regular polygons
8.5 Perimeter
8.6 Area
9.1 Comparing fractions
9.2 Equivalent fractions
9.3 Calculating with fractions
9.4 Adding and subtracting fractions
9.5 Introducing percentages
9.6 FINANCE: Finding percentages
10.1 Reflection
10.2 Translation
10.3 Rotation
10.4 STEM: Congruency
10.1 Quadrilaterals
Year 8 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 11 Number properties and calculations
2 Shapes and measures in 3D
3 Statistics
4 Expressions and equations
1.1 Adding and subtracting with larger numbers
1.3 Negative numbers
1.4 STEM: Writing ratios
1.5 Using ratios to solve problems
1.6 Multiplicative reasoning
2.1 3D solids
2.2 Nets of 3D solids
2.3 Surface area
2.4 Volume
2.5 Working with measures
Pi 3: 3.1 Planning a survey
3.1 Data collection sheets
3.2 Interpreting bar charts
3.3 Drawing bar charts
3.4 STEM: Pie charts
4.1 Simplifying expressions
4.2 Functions
4.3 Solving equations
4.4 Using brackets
Term 25 Decimal calculations
6 Angles
7 Number properties
5.1 Adding and subtracting decimals
5.2 Multiplying decimals
5.3 Ordering and rounding decimals
5.4 STEM: Problem-solving with decimals
6.1 Measuring and drawing angles
6.2 Vertically opposite angles
6.3 Angles in triangles
6.4 Drawing triangles accurately
6.5 Designing nets
7.1 Squares, cubes and roots
7.2 Calculating with brackets and indices
7.3 LCM and HCF
7.4 Prime factor decomposition
Term 38 Sequences
9 Fractions and percentages
10 Probability
8.1 Generating sequences
8.2 Extending sequences
8.3 Special sequences
8.4 Position-to-term rules
8.5 Finding the nth term
9.1 Comparing fractions
9.2 Fractions of amounts
9.3 Adding and subtracting fractions
9.4 Fractions and percentages
9.5 Calculating percentages
9.6 STEM: Percentages and proportion
10.1 The language of probability
10.2 Outcomes
10.3 Probability calculations
10.4 Experimental probability
10.5 FINANCE: Comparing probabilities