Here at Newbridge, maths and numeracy is an integral part of the school curriculum.
We plan to encourage and promote problem solving skills and techniques at all levels and across the range of mathematical topics, as well as encouraging students to recognise mathematical experiences in other curricular areas.
We endeavour to develop, maintain and stimulate pupils curiosity and interest in maths, through well planned lessons, high quality teaching and good quality teaching resources.
In line with the new maths national curriculum, we are fostering an ethos of mastery. We believe that students must be able to apply the skills that they learn in a variety of different,real life*
As a department, we want to develop a positive attitude towards maths and its applications. We aim to provide students with the knowledge of how to use and apply maths, and its potential to enrich wider aspects of their education. We aim to prepare students for the rigours of GCSE by working closely with our feeder schools and using GCSE style questions in our lessons and assessments.
But most of all, we want all students to enjoy maths!
Pupils are taught in sets, according to ability, however there is fluidity between sets throughout the year.
Below in a list of equipment needed by the pupils during their mathematics lessons:
- Pencil(s) For every lesson
- Ruler (30cm)
- Many lessons – the Teacher will remind pupils to bring this equipment.
- Calculator (Sharp EL500)
- Pair of Compasses
Scheme of work
Our scheme of work is divided into stages according to the standard students have reached on entry to the school. This is summarised in the table below: