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24/09/17

We abhor violence & all hatred. Our academy exists to promote tolerance, patience, wisdom & compassion https://t.co/4ibtcTvOkg

24/09/17

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Year 7s showing us how to model atoms; one group built this beautiful Sodium atom from plasticine https://t.co/KVynYwkI58

22/09/17

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Golden Ticket Week 2 winners: https://t.co/H9GyNMRbOW

22/09/17

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A few Y10s had a chance to try BMX thanks to and https://t.co/jStWeDE3xY

22/09/17

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Science Technician required .Apply now https://t.co/GUhwKp8OyK 🔬 https://t.co/TAgRxmWb4I

22/09/17

A few Y10s had a chance to try BMX thanks to and https://t.co/jStWeDE3xY

22/09/17

Golden Ticket Week 2 winners: https://t.co/H9GyNMRbOW

21/09/17

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Alas, I was tied to the Flash-Bang lab for Open Evening but there is always beautiful electrochemistry, chromatography & qualitative testing https://t.co/4GV0LYzHxJ

21/09/17

Science at Harris South Norwood inspires and challenges - the academy is open for any Year 6 parents who wish to view https://t.co/PkEPXYSPGr

20/09/17

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Excited to welcome prospective year 6 students and their families to the Science Department . See you in M109! https://t.co/TYgTVzhMvz

20/09/17

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Our successful creative academy will be open for Year 6 patents to come & see on Wednesday evening - please do come https://t.co/KK2Q45Xurz https://t.co/tdKtnlCNx6

19/09/17

Whatever you feel or think - speak out and speak to someone you trust https://t.co/IeZ7c0avV3

19/09/17

Tomorrow we open to Year 6 parents to see our wonderful academy https://t.co/FwFNtBlRDU

19/09/17

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Reflections this week covers the question - is it better to give things or receive things in life? https://t.co/2sdCuArrvM

18/09/17

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Our academy will be open for Year 6 patents to come & see on Wednesday evening - please do come https://t.co/OcFjKPEbNe

18/09/17

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Is your son or daughter ready for Year 7. Open evening for year six parents Norwood, Southwark, Dulwich & Croydon https://t.co/5smnEGJxpZ

18/09/17

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Please do come and see our wonderful academy this week. You will receive a warm, informed welcome https://t.co/ZqhjGGZAb5

18/09/17

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Students excel & adore learning about history of Britain, but also the world. A-level studying Soviet era this term https://t.co/uSBkGWXXsX

18/09/17

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Former student "#stormzy performs new single on Live Lounge https://t.co/ntIvJWGNY4

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Numeracy

Our aim at the Academy is to develop and extend the Numeracy of all students in every area of the curriculum so that they become increasingly competent in number skills, problem solving skills and handling data skills. All students should be given opportunities to extend their Numeracy skills in a wide range of different contexts across the curriculum, such that they can transfer these skills to other subject areas and into the world of work. We recognise that all staff are teachers of Numeracy.

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What is Numeracy?

Numeracy is a proficiency, which is developed mainly in mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by:

  • counting and measuring
  • presented in graphs
  • diagrams
  • charts and tables.

We believe the development of numeracy skills is a basic entitlement for all pupils. Poor numeracy skills can hold back students’ progress, not just in Mathematics lessons, and can lower self-esteem. Improving these skills is a whole-academy matter.

Why is Numeracy important?

Everyone needs to be numerate to maximise their life chances and to make a positive contribution to society.

We want every student to reach a level of numeracy that allows them to follow the career or further education path of their choice when they leave us. We want them to reach a level of numeracy that enables them to realise their full potential and carry out day-to-day numerical tasks with ease.

Students at the academy experience numeracy in a range of subjects, not just Maths. From weighing ingredients in food technology to calculating average times in PE, all subjects aim to give students a grounding in numeracy.

Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives.

Our Numeracy policy has been developed to inform both teachers and parents about strategies used for teaching key topics within the Mathematics Department.

Other departments and schools within the Academy use this policy to understand how topics are taught in Mathematics, meaning that the teaching of topics is more uniform and thus makes students  learning easier.

It is hoped that the use of the information provided in the links below will help you understand the way a number of key topics are taught to your children, making it easier for you to support them with their homework and, as a result, improve their progress.

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