The Syllabus  - summarised


Topic

Grade 4

Grade5

Grade6

Grade7

General arithmetic

Bonds, tables

Place value 

Relationship signs 

Estimating 

Rounding off 

Mental strategies 

Number patterns 

Operations

Consolidation and extension of Gr4 in all sections. 

Order of operations 

Consolidation and extension of Gr5 in all sections

Consolidation and extension of Gr6 in all sections

Integer arithmetic: 

Extension to negative numbers 

Addition of negative numbers 

Extensive number pattern work: Investigating the rules of patterns

Calculator skills

Where appropriate

Where appropriate

Where appropriate

Where appropriate

Common fractions

Concept

Equivalence 

Simplifying 

Addition and subtraction of simple fractions

Extension of Gr4

Sharing 

Finding a fraction of a quantity 

Multiplication by whole numbers 

Pie charts

Extension of Gr5

Writing a quantity as a fraction of another 

More advanced addition and subtraction 

Multiplication 

Division

Extension of Gr6

Decimal fractions

Concept

Conversions 

Ordering 

Rounding off 

Money as decimals

Extension of Gr4

Multiplication and division by 10 

Addition and subtraction 

Multiplication and division by whole numbers

Extension of Gr5

Recurring decimals 

Operations

Extension of Gr6

Percentages

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Concept

Conversion 

Finding a % of a number 

Making a %

Extension of Gr6

Increasing and decreasing a number by a % 

Profit, loss, cost price, selling price, discount 

Graphic representation

Ratio and rate

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Concept

Equivalence 

Dividing in a ratio 

Enlargement 

Using rate

Measurement

Length

Capacity 

Mass 

Time 

Money

Extension of Gr4

Perimeter 

Area: concept

Extension of Gr5

Perimeter: deriving a formula 

Area: of irregular shapes, squares and rectangles 

Deriving a formula

Extension of Gr6

Conversion of units 

Area of triangles 

Surface area 

Volume 

Equivalence with fluid capacity

Shape and space

Angles

Tessellation 

2 D figures: naming and sorting 

3D figures: recognition

Quadrilaterals: identifying and sorting

Angles 

Symmetry 

Tessellation 

3D figures

Lines

Angles: naming 

Angles: types 

Drawing and measuring angles 

Triangles: classification 

Triangles: Construction 

Squares and rectangles 

Circle 

Other polygons 

Extension of Gr6

Construction of perpendicular and parallel lines 

Angles: calculating angle sizes 

Bearings 

Polygons 

Polyhedrons: prisms and nets of prisms 

Construction work

Data handling

In all sections where appropriate

In all sections where appropriate

In all sections where appropriate

In all sections where appropriate

Problem solving

Including strategies

Will be included in all sections of the syllabus

In all sections 

In all sections 

In all sections

Line graphs 

Critical interpretation

Probability

Concept of sure and unlikely

Extension

Possible outcomes

Investigations