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The Wavell School

Year 7 Mathematics

What will my child study in Mathematics during Year 7?

In Year 7 students are taught by ability groups, and cover work from five categories:

  • Number
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Algebra
Term 1    Term 2     Term 3

Types of number

Four operations using efficient written methods

Processing and representing data

Using and converting units of measure

Measuring and constructing angles


Geometric properties

Area and perimeter of regular 2D shapes

Angle properties

Algebraic notation

Simplifying expressions

Statistical investigation

Calculation with fractions decimals and percentages

Ratio and proportion


Functions and graphs

Area of irregular 2D shapes

Further angle properties

Lessons are designed to develop the mathematical reasoning, fluency and problem solving ability of the students.

How will my child be assessed and how will I know how well they are doing in Maths in Year 7?

  • Students are tested at the start of Year 7 to assess their ability against their KS2 score and identify areas for development. They will then be formally assessed at the end of each half term.
  • Setting is reviewed each term, when any necessary changes are made.
  • At the end of the year students are formally assessed on all the work covered. The expected attainment for Year 7 students is between Stage 3 and Stage 6.

What homework will my child be expected to do in Year 7 in Maths?

  • Students are given homework each week which will consist of one task to take up to about 60 minutes to complete.

  • Homework may be set on our MyMaths resource, but the majority of homework will be written in books

How can I support my child to do well in Maths during Year 7?

  • Making sure all homework is completed to a good standard.
  • The MyMaths website is a good resource to help support your child, it can give advice on mathematical methods and how to answer questions.

What equipment may my child need in addition to the standard school equipment?

  • Ruler (preferably 30 cm).
  • Protractor.
  • Compasses.
  • Scientific calculator.

By the end of the year, what would an 'expert' be able to do in Maths?

  • can check that their answer is reasonable, by using methods such as estimating and working backwards.
  • have good visualisation skills and can answer questions on 2-D shapes, with or without a diagram.
  • can ask questions such as “What happens if I change...?”
  • can look at what happens and begin to see a general pattern.
  • can consider different methods and select the most effective one, not just the first one that springs to mind.
  • can see the links between different areas of Mathematics, e.g. ratios, proportion, fractions and percentages.

My child is struggling during the course, what additional help is available to help them keep up?

  • The MyMaths website is a good resource for them to use.
  • They can also use the Sam Learning website.

Updated September 2023