Maths Information
Syllabus
The syllabus at Witham is designed to cater for all our students’ abilities and future destinations: whether they intend to move onto state senior schools or independent senior schools, they will have been taught the aspects of mathematics that should enable them to make a sound transition at whatever age they move on.
All children in the Prep school have login details for two Maths websites: Sumdog and MyMaths. These sites are used to help extend, support and engage students both in school and at home through a mixture of game related work and online lessons and homework.
Schemes of Work  Overview
Year 4
Michaelmas 
Lent 
Trinity 
Numbers to 10,000
Multiplying and Dividing
Numbers pairs to 1000
Common shapes and triangles
Length – mm, cm, m and km
Tally Charts, Frequency Tables and Pictograms
Addition and Subtraction
Analogue Clocks (am/pm) and seconds
Equivalent Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Times Tables – 2,3,5,10s

Counting on and back in 10s and 100s
Use < and > signs
Negative Numbers
Doubles and Halves to 50
2D symmetry
Read Scales and Capacity – ml and l
Perimeter and Area
Bar Graphs
Approximating
Traditional methods and subtraction and addition
Ordering fractions and decimals
Times Tables  6s and 8s

Rounding money to the nearest £
Mulitplying and dividing by 10/100
Add and subtract THE and TU
8 point compass, anti/clockwise
Angles
Coordinates
Weight – g and kg
Venn and Carroll Diagrams
Time
Multiply/Divided TU by U
Fractions of shapes
Times tables 9s and 7s

Year 5
Michaelmas 
Lent 
Trinity 
Place Value 
Rounding & Negatives 
Roman Numerals 
Year 6
Michaelmas 
Lent 
Trinity 
Place Value 
Rounding 
Negative Numbers 
Year 7
Michaelmas 
Lent 
Trinity 
Arithmetic
Long Multiplication & Division
Sequences
Rules of Algebra
Perimeter & Area
Averages & Range
Fractions
Handling Data (Bar Graphs and Pie Charts)
Angles
Coordinates
Properties of Number
Probability

Straight Line Graphs
Using a Calculator (BIDMAS)
Decimals
2D Shapes
Negative Numbers
Constructing Triangles
Fractions, Percentages & Decimals
Substitution, Brackets & Equations
Proportion & Ratio
Percentages
Rotation
Line Symmetry
Translations

Probability 2
Metric & Imperial Units
Interpreting Graphs
Number Review
Algebra review
Rounding Numbers
Sequence Rules
Angles & Constructions
3D Objects

Year 8
Michaelmas 
Lent 
Trinity 
Negative Numbers
Rounding & Estimating
Expanding Brackets & Solving Equations
Drawing Graphs  Review
Angle Properties (F & Z angles)
Enlargements & Scale Factors
Polygons
Fractions
Factorising & Simplifying
Circles (Area & Circumference)
Indices & Roots

Bearings & Scale Drawings
Scatter Graphs & Correlation
Written Calculations
Combined Transformations
Percentage Change
Representing Data
Sequences: Finding a rule (nth term)
Volume & Surface Area
Conversion Graphs
Pythagoras’ Theorem*
Trial & Improvement*

CE curriculum review
Exam preparation
Investigation work
*Level 3 topics only

Below is a summary of the successes of students in nationally or regionally organised mathematical challenges. Each year, members of the Prep school compete in a variety of competitions and do very well, particularly given the size of the school. The Primary Maths Challenge and Junior Maths Challenge are tests administered by the Mathematical Association and the UKMT respectively. Information below on these two events detail the number of children achieving certificates at the various levels. The UKMT Team Challenge is a nationally organised competition run by the UKMT. For some years now, Witham have entered a joint team with Uppingham School as the competition is open to students in years 8 & 9 (teams comprise of two students from each year group). Details below show our position in the regional competitions. The A1 Maths Challenge is an event setup within our cluster group of schools. It has been running for 3 years and currently comprises of four schools with each school sending two teams.
Primary Maths Challenge
2015/16 
2014/15 
2013/14 
2012/13 
Gold – 5 
Gold – 3 
Gold – 2 
Gold – 6 
Silver – 7 
Silver – 4 
Silver – 4 
Silver – 6 
Bronze – 13 
Bronze – 5 
Bronze – 8 
Bronze – 6 
Robert Tombs also received a Merit in the Junior Olympiad (follow on round from Junior Maths Challenge).
Junior Maths Challenge
2015/16 
2014/15 
2013/14 
2012/13 
2011/12 
Gold – 2 (Best in School: Robert Tombs) 
Gold – 1 (Best in School: Robert Tombs) 
Gold – 2 (Best in School: Toby Fowler) 
Gold – 4 (Best in School: Charlie Thain) 
Gold – 2 (Best in School: Michael Burton) 
Silver – 9 
Silver – 6 
Silver – 2 
Silver – 4 
Silver – 6 
Bronze – 6 
Bronze – 9 
Bronze – 9 
Bronze – 6 
Bronze – 8 
UKMT Team Challenge
2015/16: Placed 2^{nd} out of 24 schools (Eshan Mehta & Noah Cooper)
2014/15: Placed 11^{th} out of 24 schools (Will Davison & Catherine Swanston)
2013/14: Placed 14^{th} out of 22 schools (Toby Fowler & George Darley)
2012/13: Placed 9^{th} out of 16 schools (Max Robertson & Tom Farmer)
A1 Maths Team Challenge
2015/16: Placed 1^{st} and 3^{rd} out of 7 teams
2014/15: Placed 2^{nd} and 3^{rd} out of 8 teams
2013/14: Placed 2^{nd} and 3^{rd} out of 8 teams
2012/13: Placed 3^{rd} and 6^{th} out of 8 teams