Information for current parents

STUDENT ABSENCE LINE - if you child is absent from school, please text 07860 027964

 


We know how important it is to our parents to know what is happening at school. Being able to find the information you need quickly and easily, as well as knowing how best to contact the school when you have a question or concern, is vital.

 

Below are links to the most frequently accessed information on our website:

Information for prospective parents

We are delighted you are considering our school for your child. Haygrove is an excellent secondary school where pupils make good progress and achieve outstanding examination results.

 

Below are links to some of the important information you need to make the right decision for your family:

If you need to get in touch or wish to make an appointment:

 

Phone 01278 455531 between 8 am - 4 pm or use our Contact Us enquiry form

Contact Form

If your enquiry is urgent, please telephone the School Reception during school hours to leave a message for a member of staff who will call you back within 2 school days. You can also telephone the school to make an appointment to meet with a Head of Year.
 
If you prefer, you can use this online form to contact your child's Head of Year - you will usually receive a response to your online enquiry within 3 school days. Please direct all general school enquiries that do not relate to a student at Haygrove School to the School Receptionist.
 
You can also email the school using this form.
 
If you are unsure to whom you should send your enquiry, please address it to Mrs C Canham, Headteacher at the School Office.
 
Our website includes lots of useful information about the school, so before you submit your enquiry it may be worthwhile checking that the answer to your question is not on one of the web pages already.
 

 
Student Absence Line: text - 07860 027964
 
Staff Absence Line: 01278 287213
 
 
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Maths and Numeracy

Haygrove Maths are on social media!

Follow us at @HaygroveMaths and receive lots of useful advice and links.
 
Click here for Haygrove Maths You Tube Channel where we post helpful tutorials and videos.
 

 
Useful Resources
 
 
These websites provide support in lessons and for homework. Students are expected to use these websites for revision.
You can support your child by encouraging them to visit these websites.
 

 
Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society – it has value in the workplace, business and finance, and is important for personal decision-making. It provides the tools required for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics and is essential in public decision-making – it is therefore important to national prosperity.
 
An understanding of Mathematics equips us all with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. It is a creative discipline and the language of Mathematics is international. The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised.
 
Mathematics can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder for all students when they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution, or notice hidden connections. Students who are functional in Mathematics and financially capable can think independently in applied and abstract ways, and can reason, solve problems and assess risk.
 
At Haygrove School students are taught in mixed ability tutor groups for the first few weeks of Year 7 and then are set into ability classes for the remainder of Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9). They follow a scheme of work which incorporates all aspects of Mathematics and is taught using a variety of styles and resources. The different methods used aim to develop a positive attitude to the subject for all our students and allow them to see it as a valuable area of study. Setting continues at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) and students are allocated to either Higher or Foundation level based on thier performance level (GCSE grading 9-1).
 

 

Topics

Year 7

Integers and Powers; Simplifying Expressions; Properties of 2D and 3D shapes; Approximation and Decimals; Collecting Data; Sequences; Directed Numbers; Perimeter and Area; Averages and Range; Algebraic Substitutions; Co-ordinates and Graphs; Angle Rules; Solving Equations; Volumes and Surface Areas

Year 8

Rounding and Decimals; Construction; Simplifying Algebraic Expressions; Indices; Averages; Forming Expressions; Factors, Multiples and Primes; Circles; Substitution; Area and Volume; Ratio and Proportion; Angle Rules; Probability; Displaying Data

Year 9

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages; Handling Data; Scales and Bearings; Inequalities; Estimating; Area and Volume; Solving Linear Equations; Prime Factors; Brackets in Algebra; Angle Rules; Probability; Ratio and Proportion; Construction; Formulae; Displaying Data; Graphs; Averages; Pythagoras; Trail and Improvement

 
Numeracy
The numeracy curriculum is based around the Edexcel award in number and measure (level 1). 
Students in KS3 will cover the following topics in years 7, 8 and 9:
  

Number size and rounding

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Decimals

Time and timetables

Reading scales and measures

Fractions

Percentages

BIDMAS

The way it will be taught

Students will be learning through a variety of lessons styles and work will be differentiated depending on need.  These classes will have a particular focus on working on, revising and developing confidence in the basic mathematical skills, rather than learning anything new.  This is to support the work that they will have to be doing in other subject areas.

Assessment

Students are assessed twice yearly using a formal written assessment.  Their grading will be in line with the new GCSE 1 to 9 grading system.  These assessments will be based on the Edexcel award in Number and Measure.  Other assessment opportunities will be taken in class and for homework to measure progress towards the student’s personal learning goals.

Numeracy Intervention

All students in Years 7 and 8 complete a Numeracy test which, along with teacher assessment, KS2 SATs and CATs scores, results in selected students being encouraged to participate in one, or more, of the following:

  • Morning Groups (before and during morning registration) – Aimed at boosting skills, these sessions are run by our Mathematics LSA, with the assistance of Year 10 student Numeracy Mentors.
  • One-to-One – Our one-to-one tutors work with students to boost confidence in numeracy skills and help with problems they have experienced during Mathematics lessons.
  • One-to-Small Group – Students work in pairs with a Mathematics tutor to help boost their confidence in numeracy and assist with any difficult topics..
  • Morning Mathematics Groups – Take place during Mathematics lessons. Students are taught in small groups which focus on improving basic numeracy skills. 
  • Maths & Numeracy Homework Club - Tue and Thur lunchtimes, find out more.

Functional Maths

The Functional Maths curriculum is based on using and applying the maths skills that students already have, to a variety of complex cross-curricular or real world problems.  Students in KS3 will be set in groups and follow a course of study to prepare them for either a Level 1 or Level 2 exam in Functional Maths.  The work in lessons will be broken down into taught lessons to revise the necessary skills and the project lessons where students can independently apply these skills to a complex problem.  The homework for the half term will feed directly into the project that they will be asked to do.

The following topics will be covered in Years 7, 8 and 9:


Problem solving

Personal Finance

Reading graphs and scales

Travel and International Travel

Area, Perimeter and Volume

Data Handling

The way it will be taught

Students will be taught through a variety of lesson styles.  Firstly they will be taught the skills that they need to know.  It is hoped that in most cases this will be revision of topics already covered in their maths lessons, then they will move on to applying these skills to more complex problems and projects, to allow them to work independently to create links to the work that they will be doing in other subject areas and create an awareness of how mathematical skills will be needed in a variety of life situations.  This will also enhance their ability to work independently, unpick different situations and scenarios and improve their problem solving skills.

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their independent project work every half term.  There will also be written exams at two points through the year to allow them to show progress in a more formalised way.  These assessments will be graded in a 1 to 9 scale mirroring the new GCSE grading system.  Various other forms of assessment will take place in lessons and of homework tasks.

 

 
Key Stage 4 Options

Mathematics is compulsory at Key Stage 4.
 
  1. GCSE Mathematics – ‘Higher’ (expected grades 9-4)
  2. GCSE Mathematics – ‘Foundation’ (expected grades 5 -1)
 
 
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