Mathematics at Ark Kings

At Ark Kings Academy, our Mathematics curriculum strives towards the following aims:

  1. Pupils become proficient mathematicians that are fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and reason mathematically
  2. Pupils solve problems by applying their mathematics

By achieving these aims, our pupils experience how Maths is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. They also understand that Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

    Mathematics Curriculum Overview


    Mathematics Curriculum Overview: Outline of taught and assessed content

    The table below outlines the whole curriculum overview for this subject area, and shows the journey that students take throughout their secondary education.

    Autumn 1

    Autumn 2

    Spring 1

    Spring 2

    Summer 1

    Summer 2


    Saying number names in order when singing, playing games or in rhyme.

    Counting a small number of objects.

    Saying the days of the week.

    Begin to name 2d shapes.

    Saying number names in order

    Counting a small number of objects after placing them in a line

    Saying the months of the year

    Understanding positional language

    Naming 2d basic shapes

    Recognises some numerals.

    Mark make to write numerals

    Use comparative language to compare

    Find the total of 2 sets of objects
    Maths Mastery Unit “Early Mathematical Experiences”


    Early mathematical experiences, pattern and early number and numbers within 6.

    Addition and subtraction within 6, measures, shape and sorting and calendar and time

    Numbers within10, Addition and subtraction within 10, numbers within 15.

    Grouping and sharing, numbers within 20, doubling and halving.

    Shape and pattern, addition and subtraction within 20, money.

    Measures, depth of number within 20, numbers beyond 20

    Year 1

    Numbers to 10, addition and subtraction within 10, shape and pattern.

    Numbers to 20, addition and subtraction with 20.

    Time, exploring calculation strategies within 20, numbers to 50.

    Addition and subtraction within 20, fractions, measure: length and mass.

    Numbers 50 to 100 and beyond, addition and subtraction, money

    Multiplication and division, Measures: Capacity and volume.

    Year 2

    Number within 100, Addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers, Addition and subtraction word problems.

    Measure: length, graphs, Multiplication and division: 2,5, and 10.

    Time, Fractions, addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers.

    Money, face, shape and patterns - lines and turns.

    Numbers with 1000, Measures: capacity and volume, measures: Mass.

    Exploring calculation strategies, multiplication and division: 3 and 4.

    Year 3

    Place value, addition and subtraction

    Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division

    Multiplication and division, money and statistics

    Length and perimeter, fractions

    Fractions, time

    Time, properties of shape, mass and capacity

    Year 4

    Place value, addition and subtraction

    Addition and subtraction, length and perimeter, multiplication and division

    Multiplication and division, area, fractions

    Fractions and decimals

    Decimals and money

    Time, statistics, properties of shapes, position and direction

    Year 5

    Place value, addition and subtraction

    Statistics, multiplication and division, perimeter and area

    Multiplication and division, fractions

    Fractions, decimals, percentages


    Properties of shapes, position and direction, converting units, volume

    Year 6

    Place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division

    Fractions, position and direction

    Decimals, algebra

    Converting units, perimeter, area and volume, ratio

    Properties of shapes, problem solving


    Year 7

    Numbers and numerals

    Axioms and arrays

    Factors, multiples and BIDMAS

    Order of operations

    Positive and negative numbers

    Expressions, equations and sequences


    Classify 2D shapes

    Construct triangles and quadrilaterals


    Area of 2D shapes

    Transforming 2D shapes

    Primes, factors and multiples




    Year 8

    Primes, factors and multiples




    Forming and solving equations and inequalities

    Transforming 2D figures

    Linear graphs


    Real-life graphs and rates of change

    Direct and inverse proportion

    Univariate data

    Bivariate data

    Circles and composite shapes

    Circles and composite shapes

    Volume and surface area of prisms

    Year 9


    Powers and roots

    Fractions, decimals and percentages

    Algebraic manipulation

    Coordinates and graphs

    2D shapes: length and area

    2D shapes: triangles and circles

    3D shapes


    Solving equations




    Constructions, loci and bearings

    Year 10 Foundation

    Unit 1: Number

    Unit 2: Algebra

    Unit 3: Graphs, tables and charts

    Unit 3: Graphs, tables and charts

    Unit 4: Fractions and percentages

    Unit 5: Equations, inequalities and sequences


    Unit 6: Angles

    Unit 7: Averages and range

    Unit 8: Perimeter, area and volume 1

    Unit 8: Perimeter, area and volume 1

    Unit 9: Graphs

    Unit 10: Transformations

    Unit 11: Ratio and similarity

    Unit 12: Right-angled triangles

    Unit 13: Probability

    Unit 14: Multiplicative reasoning

    Unit 15: Constructions, loci and bearings

    Year 10


    Unit 1: Number, indices and standard form

    Unit 2: Algebraic reasoning

    Unit 3: Interpreting and representing data

    Unit 4: Fractions, ratios and percentages

    Unit 5: Angles and trigonometry

    Unit 6: Graphs

    Unit 7: Area and volume

    Unit 8: Transformations and constructions

    Unit 9: Equations and inequalities

    Unit 10: Probability

    Unit 11: Multiplicative reasoning

    Unit 12: Similarity and congruence

    Unit 13: More trigonometry

    Unit 14: Further statistics

    Year 11 Foundation

    Unit 16: Quadratic equations and graphs

    Unit 17: Perimeter, area and volume 2

    Unit 18: Fractions, indices and standard form

    Unit 18: Fractions, indices and standard form

    Unit 19: Congruence, similarity and vectors

    Unit 20: More algebra– Simultaneous Equations

    Year 11


    Unit 15: Equations and graphs

    Unit 16: Circle theorems

    Unit 17: More algebra (rearranging formulae, algebraic fractions, functions, proof)

    Unit 18: Vectors and geometric proof

    Unit 19: Proportion and graphs