Maths at Minehead Middle School is taught in ability setted groups throughout all four years. There are data collection points throughout the year which allow movement of pupils between groups if necessary.
In years 5 and 6 the teaching is done by the year teams, whereas in years 7 and 8 all the maths is taught by either Stuart Reeson (subject leader), Rachel Dapp or Dave Salway.
We follow the new National Curriculum and coverage is delivered using the ‘Hamilton Trust’ scheme of work in years 5 and 6 and the ‘My Maths for Key Stage 3’ textbooks and associated material in years 7 and 8.
Those who are able will also be taught material from beyond their school year, whilst keeping a depth of reasoning skills and understanding.
We aim to make maths relevant, interesting and a subject to underpin pupil’s life skills by developing as great a depth of understanding as possible.
In years 7 and 8 some pupils are entered for the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge as well as joining with the West Somerset College to enter joint teams in the Team Challenge.
Pupils are encouraged to use electronic aids to help with their learning, and to that extent will have personal log-in details for one or more online resources which may include, Mathletics, My Maths, Mangahigh and Kerboodle.