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03/03/22

Celebrating with fancy dress, assemblies on the importance of reading, and workshops for the whole of Year 10 with the brilliant

03/03/22

A fabulous night out with our year 9 students at the Royal Albert Hall watching the performing with the amazing https://t.co/a34Vtp8W6r

18/02/22

Economics and Music intervention sessions are cancelled today due to Please stay safe everyone.

15/02/22

Year 12 Geography Students researching beach profiles along the Jurassic Coast in Durdle Door, Lullworth Cove and Sandbanks. https://t.co/rpgCaEYSdI

15/02/22

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Well done to the students at for the performance! https://t.co/mm6kvUy8uF

15/02/22

Year 12 Geography students in Dorset last week carrying out high energy coast fieldwork on Chesil Beach. https://t.co/hx1jkyz1U6

31/01/22

What a fabulous Monday: Lion dancing in the canteen to celebrate Chinese New year and the launch of our brand new scholars program!

12/01/22

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Great to speak with the students of about their hopes & thoughts around returning to school on Thankyou to & HT Sam for inviting us. https://t.co/67kKfhw4Od

23/12/21

Virtual Christmas Concert 2021 - our weekly talented students performing their own take on Santa Baby! https://t.co/hNP0MH4owa

23/12/21

Virtual Christmas Concert 2021 Highlights - First up The Sixth Form Band performing Fleetwood Mac https://t.co/zJpMVDATTn

03/12/21

Read all about our Sixth Formers exciting performance at Mansion House last week! https://t.co/f8HFhLwf6C

01/12/21

Our choir had a fabulous time performing at this morning. What a warm and receptive audience! https://t.co/WOmmuig3Ol

23/11/21

We hope we did your show justice!! Next stop for this ensemble is the Noel Coward Theatre to see and co performing!

23/11/21

We so enjoyed representing and at the Lord Mayor's Appeal Impact Reception! What an amazing opportunity and experience for our students!

23/11/21

This evening four of our Sixth Form performed at Mansion House for 300 guests.including The Lord Mayor and Prince Edward!!!!! And they were outstanding. https://t.co/wEBBuketjD

19/11/21

A great day of fundraising at HASN to support a fantastic cause! https://t.co/caPYlfMeLP

15/11/21

Another fantastic trip to The last week for The Beauty of Ballet performed by the . Year 7, 9 & 10 students loved their evening of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev! https://t.co/o11iavIKPV

15/11/21

Today we welcomed year 5's from to our Clocktower site for a DT Workshop. Look at the fantastic Spinners they created! https://t.co/4ZAibe21rS

11/11/21

Today at 11am our Academy fell silent to mark Remembrance day. We will remember them. https://t.co/kYjpp9hPhY

12/10/21

What a phenomenal first result of the season for our Kinetic Harris Academy South Norwood team against Harris Purley! Congrats to all involved! https://t.co/LygwqfO5jK

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Numeracy

At Harris Academy South Norwood, we firmly believe that all students should be numerate and its with this conviction that we have implemented the following strategies to engage and promote the need for numeracy.

Numeracy (Catch up) (KS3). Small group of students in KS3 are with an assigned math teacher one day per week during tutor time. This session is used to close gaps in learning and address any misconceptions.

Tutor Time KS3

  • Tutor time numeracy programme for all KS3 students weekly.
  • Stage 1 – Improving Mental Maths
  • Weekly recorded numeracy PowerPoints by the maths department.
  • Stage 2 – Maths in the real world

Once a month real life scenario led by tutors.

Numeracy Across the Curriculum

  • KS4 and KS5
  • Cross curricula planning
  • A member of the maths department will be responsible for the numeracy component of each subject
  • The team member will meet with that subject once a month to ensure we are using common language across key numerical concepts
Numeracy Policy can be found here

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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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