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22/10/18

Frightening erosion in Spain | geography alert | https://t.co/GYGa4XKhqE

19/10/18

What have we been up to? https://t.co/qDeVZ8jCHd

19/10/18

I wish you a very safe and happy half term. If you need to speak to anyone over the holiday don't worry about anything is there for you https://t.co/czLEAld1Sx https://t.co/7iMPkt1Fb6

19/10/18

Pupils from Harris Academy South Norwood loved seeing Thursday evening | A Level English Literature outing. Everyone v excited! https://t.co/pAl5C78OMu

18/10/18

Our students are constantly learning of the miracles and majesty of science https://t.co/21ce851gtb

17/10/18

Amazing news - superb!!!

17/10/18

Retweetd From US Holocaust Museum

, 85 years ago, Jewish professor Albert Einstein arrived in the United States from Nazi Germany. Explore newspaper coverage of his arrival in the United States and his decision to renounce his German citizenship. https://t.co/hfhtkiOh4G

17/10/18

What's the solution to all your problems ? | chemistry at Harris Academy South Norwood https://t.co/NALGzuYZty

17/10/18

Plants that eat you? | beware of carnivores in the plant world at Harris South Norwood Sixth Form https://t.co/EHtSIsJO8z

17/10/18

Art in all its forms at the Sixth Form Open Evening | still life https://t.co/x70A54GH12

16/10/18

Retweetd From Your Croydon

Panel debates under way at ’s Youth Congress. Young people from across quiz leaders from the council & police on the issues that matter to them , , , , https://t.co/D96UYVzJ9D

16/10/18

8 Harris Academy South Norwood students & contributed to the Youth Congress today. Exciting & fun chance to be part of democray in action https://t.co/a3mbPXrQHo

16/10/18

Retweetd From Soarpoints

Proud & happy to contribute with students at the Youth Congress https://t.co/GWRYUQrQDR

15/10/18

Wonder memories of a fantastic event Thursday to celebrate our partnership with China & with local Croydon businesses https://t.co/sgRm282uaw

13/10/18

Retweetd From Scott Roche 🇬🇧🏳️‍🌈

Thank you . and for hosting the ‘Love Simon’ film evening. The first teen film to feature gay protagonist, key milestone for the ! Further highlights that ! Brilliant film, brilliant conversations!

13/10/18

Retweetd From Croydon Events

TODAY: Clocktower Market https://t.co/R9YYc6bvqc https://t.co/Z4R75qMTTi

12/10/18

Love this collection Liz

12/10/18

Become a scientist & change the world https://t.co/vBVaKnLCAk

12/10/18

I hope all our children have a safe, happy weekend. Keep reading your novels. See everyone for Saturday school who is coming & be mentally safe too https://t.co/9cVR0dS9aK

12/10/18

Who has the best jams? https://t.co/9cVR0dS9aK

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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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