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16/02/19

Retweetd From Mademoiselle M

Yesterday’s spelling bee practice was lots of fun! Proud of these two representing for Y8 French in the Spelling Bee competition. Great job ! 😊🇫🇷 https://t.co/WIm5TDKi6h

16/02/19

Retweetd From Mademoiselle M

Spelling bee mid-finals for spelling bee competition took place this week and jury was really impressed by our kids. Well done to pir finalists and happy half term! 😊🇫🇷 https://t.co/bC1QJsKr9M

15/02/19

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We wish all our , , and colleagues a restful half-term. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!🌞

15/02/19

Retweetd From Harris Invictus

It’s very exciting to be opening our Sixth Form this year as part of . With our new artwork & study spaces being installed we are expanding the family once again as we welcome our Year 12 in September. We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/8YuKMmkYyu

14/02/19

We agree with the Duchess

14/02/19

Proud to launch the work of within our academy | parents we hope you have received all the letters and emails outlining all our provision for better mental & emotional health https://t.co/B7ila5Bdo8

14/02/19

Retweetd From Anthony Spratt

World's tallest modular towers...in Croydon? Took this on my way to work this morning. To be fair they're quite hard to ignore https://t.co/c6uQPYGK4H

14/02/19

Students loved Spain and Granada “We finished off our day on a delicious “tapas” tour where, apart from eating the traditional dishes, students found out more about the history of the city... Tomorrow it is the Albaicin quarter & we’ll be dancing 💃 flamenco in the afternoon”

13/02/19

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression - BBC News https://t.co/HVXpPtqc9S

13/02/19

Retweetd From FootballvHomophobia

Thank you for your support 🙏

13/02/19

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All set for College Academy fixture against Southampton! The team is supporting Football v Homophobia at today’s match 🌈👊 https://t.co/3QXXS1QPsN

13/02/19

Retweetd From DiverseSchoolTravel

The traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle of the people of https://t.co/RF3uaKnkqk

13/02/19

Wonderful update from our Head of MFL out in Spain with children of South Norwood https://t.co/5O4Uttfmud

13/02/19

Beautiful architecture & animal life in Granada with children from HASN | sharing language across Europe https://t.co/aNkFLJJd0C

13/02/19

Year 11 NOTICE - what support can you get over half-term? https://t.co/welSYy5ITT

13/02/19

Retweetd From Mademoiselle M

Was the lucky recipient of a ticket to see the global exhibition on Nelson Mandela last night. So much to take in definitely deserves a second round! Thanks ! https://t.co/WOKCVplbSJ

13/02/19

Retweetd From Mandela Exhibition

Have you been to the yet? Leave your comments below if you have... Info and tickets: https://t.co/wsb5zUh5Td https://t.co/6gKP1se7g1

12/02/19

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

5 lucky teachers get to see the preview of the Nelson Mandela Exhibition | - inspired https://t.co/R8CDS0nw9v

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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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