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31/01/24

Our first cohort to talk future aspirations with our guests are Year 9. pic.twitter.com/0evKYXQWej

31/01/24

Getting ready for our Careers Fair this morning with some amazing visitors ready to speak to our students pic.twitter.com/u6vvMl8849

19/01/24

Not for the faint hearted! Year 13 Psychology students got all practical today as they dissected sheep's brains. Why? This was to support their revision of the parts of the brain for the Biopsychology. pic.twitter.com/1AW8mvTfkI

12/01/24

Crochet enrichment - just some of the amazing work being created by our students. pic.twitter.com/qvko8lgXFl

08/01/24

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for 2025-2026. For further information, please see the enclosed link.https://t.co/bYSmRL9rgc pic.twitter.com/pgWd7bOW8j

19/12/23

Exploring the wonders of biology during a sixth form taster day yesterday – students fully engaged in the fascinating world of kidney dissection! 🧪🔬 " pic.twitter.com/uQ58IJrJrh

19/12/23

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for 2025-2026. For further information, please see the enclosed link.https://t.co/bYSmRL9Z5K pic.twitter.com/iWcja3QhM5

12/12/23

Thank you to all the parents and students who braved the not so great weather to attend our apprenticeship information evening for Years 10-13. Thank you to our guest speakers from team. pic.twitter.com/5TM7f2UeAS

12/12/23

The motion argued was 'This house would ban advertising aimed at children'.The afternoon was well spent and students from both schools did well and enjoyed themselves. pic.twitter.com/DDo0a6vjBp

12/12/23

Last Friday, 15 students from came to HAO for the 2nd leg of debate training and competition. The students from HAO represented themselves well against the experienced and eloquent speakers of Bromley High School. pic.twitter.com/9kdl6XZJ7f

08/12/23

Final game of our ESFA group saw another rivalry, with HAO taking on in a tight, tense, up and down game. Claiming the top spot with a well fought 3-2 victory is…HAO. Onward to the knockout stages! pic.twitter.com/ySDC8ELw4s

04/12/23

Congratulations to Mr Stuchfield for growing what can only be described as a resplendent moustache for charity as part of “Movember”. pic.twitter.com/fHIhG3YIw9

24/11/23

1st round of the London Cup, saw Harris Orpington take on Harris Beckenham in a local rivalry. A good game with Harris Orpington claiming a 4-0 victory. pic.twitter.com/fa6koPG0l5

17/11/23

For more information on this cause, follow the link: https://t.co/g2lRaHkUHh

17/11/23

Mr Stuchfield is raising awareness for - 'I am bravely sporting a truly egregious moustache in front of 800 children every day'.This is the before picture - Lets check back in at the end of the month for a progress check.To donate: https://t.co/5Ys2Lc5DzD pic.twitter.com/XY03cCzZP7

17/11/23

And taking the time to explore the trenches…Mr Koubaa joined in too! pic.twitter.com/LdGndWzesy

17/11/23

Paying our respects at the Canadian memorial at Sanctuary wood pic.twitter.com/15mHUptGMQ

17/11/23

Yesterday was an early start for our avid historians! But they made it to Folkestone for the crossing over to Calais… pic.twitter.com/ovLLlMOzSG

14/11/23

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14/11/23

Thanks to those that attended this evening. It was great to see some alumni. pic.twitter.com/EkoEQw0bcd

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Maths

The Harris Federation schemes of learning have been written in line with the aims and ethos of the new National Curriculum and assessments. This has been an exciting opportunity to re-examine the principals of how we teach Mathematics across the Federation and these schemes of work are adopted at Harris Academy Orpington.

We have designed our curriculum such that it reflects the linear nature of Mathematics with opportunities to revisit and consolidate learning so that concepts are not superficially covered but learnt and understood in greater depth. We took the programmes of study from the Department for Education for both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and have created a curriculum with a five-year course, with exemplar activities and resources to support students learning.

Academy mathematics leaders and teachers are regularly consulted about the curriculum and their feedback has informed further development of the scheme of learning and professional development for our teachers so that our curriculum and delivery are continuously being improved. The mathematics consultant central team see professional development as key to improved learning outcomes for students.

During the years following the initial development of the scheme of learning, Mathematics teachers have received high-quality professional development through London Thames Maths Hub and Federation INSET days and have had opportunities to discuss, collaborate and share ideas and pedagogy to strengthen the schemes of learning and their own professional learning needs. 

Harris Academy Orpington has adapted the schemes of learning to ensure it is the best possible curriculum for the cohort of students and to also consider the individual context of the School including the number of lessons they have each week and the timings of their lessons.


What is the intention of the curriculum?

At Harris Academy Orpington we believe that all pupils, regardless of background, have the right to access a high-quality Mathematics curriculum – a curriculum that is both enjoyable and challenging, and where challenge is provided through depth rather than acceleration. Through the study of the principal strands (proportional reasoning, geometric reasoning, data handling, algebra and number) our curriculum is designed to create opportunities that allow pupils to make connections, within the discipline, and across the wider curriculum.

The purpose of our curriculum is to empower students to develop and apply problem-solving skills as they explore and learn Mathematics in a way that sparks their curiosity and builds their resilience. We equip our students with the skills and knowledge to empower them to improve their numerical literacy supporting them in the world we live in. We want to ensure that all teaching across key stages is purposeful, builds on previous knowledge and sequenced to ensure pupils learn more, do more and remember more in Maths lessons.

With our curriculum we aim to support and engage all students to achieve high levels of mathematical reasoning and problem solving whilst helping pupils to develop not only a deep but a secure knowledge and understanding of Mathematics that will remain with them at each stage of their learning.


How will this be implemented?

Subject expertise allows the intentions of our Mathematics curriculum to be executed successfully. Teachers use their subject knowledge to cultivate a classroom culture where the discussion of mathematical ideas is promoted and through these discussions mathematical vocabulary is expanded. Each teacher has autonomy in the classroom. However, we choose to plan lessons and activities as a collective, together developing a range of different activities to engage students in improving their reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Our schemes of work are built on the foundation of skills and knowledge acquired during Key Stage 2. We take time to ensure that students have the pre-requisite skills to maximise their participation and engagement, developing confident mathematicians who are not afraid to take a risk.  The interleaving design of the curriculum means that topics are revisited throughout the course and addressed in further depth each time, again building on prior knowledge.

For some students at Harris Academy Orpington it is appropriate to provide them with additional Maths support. These are identified though initial assessments and all pupils continue to be reviewed to ensure pupils receive appropriate support. We have specialist teachers delivering Target Maths sessions that aim to support pupil confidence with key mathematical ideas and work alongside the curriculum to maximise pupil progress and build a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge.

Following the completion of each unit (topic), an assessment is completed. This provides an opportunity to determine students’ strengths and weakness and thus informs our planning. Following assessments, summative and formative, we further consolidation or offer greater challenge where appropriate.

For homework, we use Hegarty Maths where students are set personalised task with videos for support. The homework platform allows the opportunity for habitual practice which support students commit their maths skills into long term memory. Students also complete quizzes which review skills which they have previously covered.


How will we judge the impact of this curriculum?

When students come to the end of their time at Harris Academy Orpington, they can think, talk and act mathematically. They are confident in applying their knowledge to enable them to be both financially and data literate, skills which will allow them to positively contribute to society in any field they choose. They have developed an understanding of the beauty and the relevance of mathematics in our society and many will continue to study maths Post 16.


Curriculum map and progression

Key Stage 3

 

Year 7

Autumn 1

Autumn2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2 

 
   

Developing Number Sense 

Algebraic Thinking           (Sequences and function machines) 

Fractional Thinking 

Calculating with percentages

Perimeter, area and volume

Angles

   

Directed numbers 

Factors, Multiples, Primes and Indices

Power of 10

Proportional reasoning

Scales and ratio

Data Collection

   

Place value

Fractions, Decimal and Percentages 

Rounding and estimation

Equations

Angles 

Graphs and charts 

   

Hierarchy of Operations 

Fractional Thinking 

Calculations with decimals

Perimeter, area and volume

 

Probability and Sets

   

Introduction to Algebraic Thinking (Simplifying, creating expression, substitution)

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

   

Year 8

Calculating with decimals 

Probability and Sample Space 

Constructions

Linear and Quadratic graphs 

Area and Perimeter

Pythagoras Theorem 

   

Fractions 

Transformations

Standard Form and Compound measures 

Proportional Reasoning 

Percentage Change 

Data and Charts 

   

Properties of Shape

Algebraic Thinking - Factorising and Expanding 

Sequences

Roots, Powers and Estimation

 

Scatter Graphs 

   

 Angles in Parallel lines

Congruence and Similarity

 

 

 

 

   

Coordinate Geometry

Ratio

 

 

 

 

   

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

   

Year 9

Probability

Changing the subject of an equation

Right-Angled Triangles

3D Shapes

Percentage Change

Scatter Graphs 

   

Ratio 

Graphs 

Similarity and Congruence

Compound Measure 

Expanding binomials and graphical solutions

Standard Form 

   

Angles in Polygons

Proportional Reasoning

Simultaneous Equations 

 

Statistics

Bounds 

   

 

Key Stage 4

   

The mathematics schemes of work for Key Stage 4 broadly follows the AQA new GCSE mathematics 8300 specification and builds on students prior learning from Key Stage 3.

Students will follow either the foundation or higher scheme of work depending on prior assessments and teacher judgement based on classwork and independent work. Problem-solving is at the heart of the new curriculum and opportunities to develop problem-solving and reasoning skills in maths are embedded within each unit of work.  Once students reach Year 11, their teachers will decide upon how much they need to deviate away from the scheme of work based on thorough assessment. This takes place in lessons and through whole school mock exams.

The new Key Stage 4 curriculum is focused on students developing mastery of mathematics and involves:

-  developing fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
-  acquiring, selecting and applying mathematical techniques to solve problems
-  reasoning mathematically, making deductions and inferences and drawing conclusions
-  comprehending, interpreting and communicating mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

   

 

   

Foundation Tier

   

Year 10F 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

   

Indices

Compound Measures

Perimeter, Area and Volume

Quadratics

Simultaneous equations

Transformations

   

Calculating with Percentages

Equations, identities, and inequalities

Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry

Plotting and interpreting graphs

Probability

Constructions and loci

   

Statistical Measures

Properties of Shapes including Polygons 

 

 

 

     

 

Congruence and Similarity

 

 

 

 

   

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

   

Year 11F 

Algebraic equations and Expressions 

Probability

Angles including bearings

Inequalities and Identities 

Construction and locii 

External Exams 

   

Standard Form

Ratio, Proportion and Variation 

Right angles triangles

Non linear graphs and real life graphs

Revision

   

Coordinates and linear graphs 

Transformations and vectors 

Area Perimeter and Volume

 

External Exams

   

 

   

Higher Tier

   

Year 10H

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

   

Indices and Standard Form 

Compound Measure 

Similarity and congruence

Quadratics and their graphs 

Simultaneous equations

Transformations 

   

Calculating with percentages

Equations, identities, and inequalities

Surds 

Plotting and interpreting graphs

Probability

Constructions and Loci

   

Statistical Measures

Properties of Shape 

Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry

 

 

     

 

 

Perimeter, area, and volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

   

Year 11H

Accuracy and bounds

Probability 

Angels including circle theorems

Sequences

Revision 

External exams 

   

Algebraic expressions, functions and iteration

Ratio, proportion and variation

Triangles  

Non linear and real life graphs 

   

Equation of straight lines 

Transformations and vectors

Surface area and volume

Equations, inequalities, identities and proof