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24/04/19

we loved our time at the gallery today with our Year 9 art students. Artists in Residence for 2019 is poet Belinda Zhawi. We learned of how Zhawi’s poetry reflects the dialogue between multiple cultures and places. https://t.co/iD4lQI4INl

24/04/19

Retweetd From kojeyRadical

Recently, I collaborated with the incredible on a one of kind interactive and immersive exhibition called “POWER PLANTS”. It was a huge huge honour working with Hito and the Power Plants is open at Serpentine Sackler Gallery until May 6 - 🐝🐝🐝 https://t.co/KKHBguAEt0

18/04/19

Be safe where ever you are this weekend https://t.co/xYd7u8lLFH

14/04/19

Retweetd From Royal Opera House

There's loads of exciting stuff going on at the Royal Opera House next week... 🎻Recitals at lunch 🇿🇦A Man of Good Hope opens 💃The Royal Ballet in Class Insight ⛵SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill opens Will you be joining us? https://t.co/R2UwApWF8F https://t.co/Wnc3Ls3OBD

14/04/19

Proud & lucky to work with - children loved this workshop & work experience https://t.co/DCBr6h5N8d

14/04/19

Work experience for all - thank you to https://t.co/ZN1OAfKfc3

09/04/19

Really proud to announce our Quality Mark for the teaching of geography at - an outstanding geography department as part of the https://t.co/CjpQUOOOq4

09/04/19

Retweetd From Karen Haward

Congratulations to Harris Academy South Norwood for their Geography Quality Mark! https://t.co/evwCbClaqc

08/04/19

thanks for follow

06/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Are you ready to embark on a career in teaching ? are awarding £28,000 to talented individuals who embark in physics teacher training in September 2019. https://t.co/OriDgf53SQ

05/04/19

Examination preparation is always stressful: plan your Easter holiday revision well I remember your teachers are here for you next week: good luck year 11 and year 13 https://t.co/fyZdi85y2u

05/04/19

Retweetd From Harris Greenwich

Students who had 'Golden Shoutouts' from their teachers had tea, juice and cakes today to celebrate. They are awesome kids smashing it here https://t.co/UAUanWJN3Z

04/04/19

GCSE Food Technology work being platted up https://t.co/AjlMgWigKJ

04/04/19

Retweetd From Dan Doherty | Recruitment | ♠️

If you want this to be you and would like a place on our award-winning across the UK then get in touch. Our June start dates close soon. September is filling up but still plenty of roles to fill. Tag, like, share as you please 👍 https://t.co/hLYmHiC2D8

03/04/19

would be pleased! - massive & superb event with employers & HE at where universities like & & & stimulate all to find their dreams and paths https://t.co/jEF9Fo33YM

03/04/19

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Fantastic atmosphere here this evening at the ‘Next Steps Careers Event’! Great to see so many excited students from here ✅ https://t.co/9fZpskpsYJ

03/04/19

Duke of Edinburgh Award Update: All students (explorers!) back and thoroughly enjoyed their time amongst the lambs, cows, fields and valleys of the Downs. Perfect quiet. Happy Valley https://t.co/P0rdQpyVP2

03/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Outward Bound. It’s all about building resilience! https://t.co/XC7GToN2GB

03/04/19

More groups make it to the church away point for their award practice https://t.co/kFMLbomHsD

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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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