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Secondary Maths

“There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.”

Edsger Dijkstra

 

At Hollinwood Academy, we teach maths creatively, incorporating the use of concrete manipulatives to help our young people understand abstract concepts and apply them to their learning.

It is our aim across the Secondary phase to expertly match the National Curriculum with individual need, rather than teaching from a specific year group.

Through a combination of innovative teaching tools, carefully tailored interventions and the use of ‘real world’ applications, we aim for our young people to achieve the highest level of functional maths that matches their ability.

At every stage, we want to raise the confidence of our learners.

Innovative Teaching Tools – We use sensory play as an effective tool in teaching mathematics, both at introductory level and for the consolidation of skills and learning.

PHOTO/ VIDEO OF SENSORY PLAY IN MATHS

Carefully Tailored Interventions – Our highly skilled and experienced staff teams offer carefully tailored interventions for our young people, helping them to understand abstract concepts and explore how to apply new skills to their learning.

PHOTO/ VIDEO OF INTERVENTION GROUP

‘Real World’ Applications – We aim to give our children mathematics skills that they can use in their everyday lives, whilst at Hollinwood, and when they leave. We regularly help them apply their newly learned skills in ‘real world’ scenarios.

PHOTO OF REAL-WORLD SCENARIO IN MATHS e.g. SHOP OR PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Maths Lessons at Hollinwood Academy

Our Maths lessons are delivered daily, tailored to the needs of our learners.

Teaching is delivered by our highly skilled staff, using a blend of experience and knowledge, supported by the purposeful use of technology. Our use of technology, right across the Secondary stage in Maths, makes learning accessible for all, as iPads and other technology mean that all children can engage with their learning.

At Hollinwood Academy, we believe in the use of technology to remove barriers to learning.

PHOTO OF CLASS TEACHER NEXT TO PHOTO OF CHILD USING IPAD

Scheme of Work

Teachers follow the White Rose Schemes of work, with each class following blocks and topics of learning, differentiated accordingly.

You can learn more about the White Rose Scheme of work here:

LINK TO WHITE ROSE SCHEMES OF WORK

QUOTES FROM TEACHERS ABOUT WHITE ROSE

Communication Group

In our Communication groups, basic maths skills are taught through Attention Autism sessions.

PHOTO OF ATTENTION AUTISM SESSION

Medium Term/ Long Term Plans

The lessons are structured and repetitive, building on our learners’ basic skills, application and understanding, as well as any personal targets.

We follow Medium Term and Long Term plans, which can be viewed in detail here:

LINK TO MTP and LTP

Assessment

We assess the children and group them so they are accessing learning at an appropriate level.

In Maths we assess 2 main areas which are; Number and Geometry.

Our Assessment Tool is Dashboard, which breaks down learning into small, accessible and achievable steps. You can find out more about our Assessment Tools here:

LINK TO INFO ON DASHBOARD

Technology

To support our learners, we use a range of apps and technology, such as:

TTRockstars
TopMarks
BBC Bitesize

LINKS TO APPS and/or WEBSITES

Location

Hollinwood Academy
Roman Road
Hollinwood
Oldham
OL8 3PT

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

0161 883 2404

info@hollinwoodacademy.org