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23/07/21

Girls turn https://t.co/ahXlnNIu1L

23/07/21

Students getting ready for the year 10 200m race. HAO sports day https://t.co/FKn8J5dO3h

21/07/21

Year 12 and 10 attending the Spirituality Conference today https://t.co/yRVkZZNNji

19/07/21

Year 7 students have created some fantastic Islamic inspired art prints https://t.co/ihViBLAyXT

19/07/21

Some of our Year 8 students completed their watercolour lesson in the sunshine. They produced some fantastic work! https://t.co/z5xi3dfphK

19/07/21

Including an 'in action' video! https://t.co/tPqHoloqHm

19/07/21

Year 8s learned about forces and propulsion in their recent workshop, creating cars powered by balloons! Check out some of these awesome designs! https://t.co/DhGjlIu5aT

14/07/21

Year 10 started their virtual work experience this morning with Everyone is working hard

13/07/21

Year 10 engaging with Holocaust Memorial day and exploring the discrimination and atrocities https://t.co/2eHp55OHTf

13/07/21

We're pleased to see another team have escaped! https://t.co/NW2RMcBEGV

13/07/21

I 'wonder' which Year 7 will win our reading bingo today? https://t.co/sWYvDF9gMI

13/07/21

More 'escape' room antics and team building from 'The Big Picture' Day https://t.co/Yklln0IdqA

13/07/21

A great start to our ‘The Big Picture’ Day! So far we have had interactive timelines with Year 10. Year 9 trying to ‘escape’ the ranch from ‘Of Mice and Men’ and Year 7 completing team building. There’s more fun to come! https://t.co/iALk9wwBBZ

08/07/21

It was lovely to welcome the ‘Globe Players’ back to perform Macbeth to our year ten students today. Students are already looking forward to next year’s performances of An Inspector Calls and A Christmas Carol https://t.co/1vYDsCHOUQ

07/07/21

Really pleased to announce that our new Student Principals are Lee Carew and Georgia-Jane Cullern and our new Student Vice-Principals are Jude Moulton and Abbie McNeice. Really excited for what they are going to bring to their new roles in September 2021

29/06/21

On Wed 23rd June, the History department arranged for Year 8 to meet a real-life Militant Suffragette! We were very lucky to host Julie Maynard, an actor who visited us through the Museum of London’s outreach programme. https://t.co/90dS3mssbl

28/06/21

Tell me your fears Year 8! Coming Monday 28th June 2021 https://t.co/Y1BmBBAZcV

24/06/21

Year 8 it’s nearly time to face your fears... coming Monday 28th June. https://t.co/Dkup0MvM14

23/06/21

Year 8, Omar, created this fantastic prehistoric design for his mechanical cam toy, with outstanding results! https://t.co/TELWpUYDOQ

23/06/21

Year 8 something is coming on Monday 28th June... https://t.co/bLgFCHQZtO

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Thurrock

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Westminster

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.

In June 2014, the Federation team of mathematics consultants and over 30 mathematics teachers and leaders from each of our Harris Academies worked together to collaborate in the development of a coherent curriculum from Year 7 to 11.

The scheme of learning developed was built around the content changes in the 2014 curriculum and also on the philosophy of teaching for mastery. To this extent, 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. 

As each academy has different requirements depending on their individual context and cohorts, we encourage academies to adapt the scheme of learning to ensure it is the best possible curriculum for ‘their’ cohort of students and to also take into account their context including the number of lessons they have each week and the timings of their lessons.

We are developing a mastery approach to our curriculum and we are building expertise and capacity, within not only the central Federation team but within our academies - we currently have two secondary teaching for mastery specialists within the Federation who are supporting curriculum development and running teacher research groups to build capacity within the Federation to strengthen our mastery curriculum and enable all our teachers to deliver an effective research-driven curriculum.


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 aim for mastery, engaging with strategies that help 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. Mastery of mathematical concepts thus allows pupils to advance more confidently and securely as they progress through their time with us.


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 those students who arrive at Harris Academy Orpington ‘not secondary ready’ or identified on arrival through assessment, as requiring additional support we have subject specialist delivering catch-up sessions to support pupils in building 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
Understanding Place Value  Factors, Multiples, Primes and Indices Power of 10 Proportional reasoning Scales and ratio Data Collection
Directed numbers  Fractions, Decimal and Percentages  Rounding and estimation Equations Angles  Graphs and charts 
Place value Fractional Thinking  Calculations with decimals Perimeter, area and volume   Probability and Sets
Directed number          
Hierarchy of Operations           
Introduction to Algebraic Thinking (Simplifying, creating expression, substitution)          

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 8

Angles with Recap of angles in Y7  Probability and Sample Space  Constructions Linear and Quadratic graphs  Area and Perimeter Pythagoras Theorem 
Properties of shapes  Transformation, Congruence and Similarity Standard Form and Compound measures  Proportional Reasoning  Percentage Change  Congruence and Similarity
Coordinate Geometry Algebraic Thinking - Factorisng and Expanding  Sequences Roots, Powers and Estimation   Data and Charts 
Fractions  Scales and Ratio- Y7 Recap  Diagonose, Revisit and Reteach  Diagonose, Revisit and Reteach    Scatter Graphs 
Probability and sets - Y7 Recap  Ratio        

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 9

Congruence, Similarity and Enlargement Constructions  Data collection and representation  Percentages Ratio and Proportion Scatter Graphs 
Number skills  Scale drawings  Sequences Circumference and Area of a circle  Probability Compound Measures 
Rounding and Estimation Algebra Review  Coordinates and Linear Graphs  Surface area of 2D and 3D shapes  Transformations  Real life graphs and other graphs 
Angles  Data collection and representation        Standard Form 
           
 

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

Calculating with Percentages Equations Transformations Graphs Simultaneous equations Algebra recap and extension
Measures Properties of Shapes including Polygons  Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry Probability Area and Volume Constructions and loci
Indices Statistical Measures        Real Life graphs
  Congruence and Similarity        
 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 11F

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages  Standard Form Probability Compound Units and real-life graphs  Transformation and Vectors  External Exams 
Algebraic equations and Expressions  Ratio, Proportion and Variation  Statistical Measures Inequalities and Identities  Construction and locii 
Coordinates and linear graphs  Area a, Perimeter and Volumes  Quadratic and non-linear graphs  Angles including Bearing  REVISION
Right-angled triangle        External exams 
 

Higher Tier

Year 10H

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Calculating with percentages Equations  Transformations  Quadratics and their graphs  Simultaneous equations Sketching Graphs 
Measures Properties of Polygons Surds  Probability Area and Volume Constructions and Loci
Indices and Standard Form  Statistical Measures  Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry   Plotting and interpreting graphs  Ratio
 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 11H

Powers, Sequences  Right-angled triangles  Surface area and Volumes of 3D shapes  Angles including circle theorems Revision                      External exams  External exams 
Algebraic expressions, functions and iteration Upper and lower bounds Probability including combined events  Transformations 
Equation of straight lines  Ratio, proportion and variation Sampling and more complex diagrams  Vectors 
Right-angled triangles  MOCK EXAMS  Non-linear and real-life graphs Construction and Locii
    Inequalities, Identities and Proof