Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be.
At Westhaven, we design our curriculum to enable students to engage, explore, enjoy and succeed in maths. It is vital to us that our students develop a positive attitude to the subject. We look to develop not only their fluency but also their problem solving and reasoning skills.
Throughout our lessons, we use a variety of teaching and learning styles, with an emphasis on visual and kinesthetic, in line with the needs of our pupils. Lessons incorporate whole class or small group systematic direct teaching of appropriate learning intentions. Pupils then have the opportunity to practice and apply these new skills individually, in pairs or small groups. The students are encouraged to practice and recall their Times Tables facts. We also access MyMaths and Sumdog to help inspire the students in their learning quest to achieve.
All pupils have learning targets for Maths. The Maths teacher incorporates opportunities to work towards achieving these targets in every day Maths teaching and learning and/or through targeted sessions. Other teachers across the school also work towards helping the pupils achieve their maths targets.
In Key Stage 1, 2 and 3, pupils are taught in mixed ability groups and learning is delivered by their main tutor and teaching team.
In Key Stage 4 pupils follow the Entry Level, Functional Skills or GCSE pathway, based on end of KS3 results.
Please see our curriculum link for further details of what the students learn each term.
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