Year 7

A simplified overview of the Year 7 curriculum.

Please see the half term page for a more detailed version.

AUTUMN 1  Algebraic Thinking 

Exploring Sequences 

  • Work with linear and non- linear sequences
  • Term to term rules of numerical sequences in words

Understanding and using algebraic notation

  • Working with function machines
  • Use algebraic conventions
  • Substitution into one and two step expressions
  • Generating sequences given an algebraic rule

Equality and equivalence

  • Solve one step linear equations
  • Collect like terms


Place value and ordering integers and decimals

  • Working with large numbers
  • Rounding to nearest 10 and 1 significant figure
  • Ordering numbers
  • Range and Median
  • Standard Form

FDP Equivalence

  • Fractional diagrams and on number lines
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Fractions as division
  • Convert between FDP


Addition and Subtraction

  • Mental strategies for addition and subtraction
  • Formal methods
  • Perimeter
  • Financial Problems
  • Timetables
  • Frequency Trees
  • Bar Charts and Line Charts

Multiplication and Division

  • Factors and Multiples
  • Multiply and divide by powers of 10
  • Formal methods
  • Order of operations
  • Area
  • Mean Problems

Fractions and Percentages of Amounts With and without a calculator


Operations with Directed Number

  • Understand and use representations of directed number
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide with directed number
  • Use of a calculator
  • Substitution with directed number
  • Solve two step equations

Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

  • Convert between mixed numbers and fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions including improper and mixed numbers
  • Add and subtract fractions and decimals
  • Algebraic fractions

SUMMER 1 Lines and Angles  

Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation

  • Use of a protractor
  • Identify types of triangle, quadrilaterals and polygons
  • Construct SSS, SAS and ASA triangles
  • Draw and interpret pie charts

Developing Geometric Reasoning

  • Find angles on a straight line, around a point, vertically opposite, in triangles and quadrilaterals
  • Angles in parallel lines

SUMMER 2  Reasoning with Number  

Developing Number Sense

  • Use mental strategies for integers, fractions and decimals
  • Use factors to simplify calculations

Sets and Probability

  • Work with simple Venn diagrams
  • Expressing probability in numbers
  • Probability of single events

Prime numbers and proof

  • Factors and multiples
  • Prime, square and triangular numbers
  • Product of prime factors
  • HCF and LCM