During one of your tutor times each week you will complete an exciting “Numeracy Ninjas” booklet that focuses on procedural Numeracy skills. The purpose of this is to get you to develop your fluency in Numeracy skills and ensure they are embedded ready for KS4. These skills can then be used in a variety of different lessons across the school and at home. You will work on mental strategies, times tables and key mathematical skills. There will be a new challenge every week and each week you will aim to improve your score.
Contributions in tutor and use of the Numeracy across the school are always rewarded!
During one of your tutor times each week you will be introduced to the latest Numeracy – “Theme/Formula of the Week”. The purpose of this is to get you to use Numeracy skills across all subjects and to develop fluency with using key formulae. These skills can then be used when you come across an unknown formula in any subject. You will be introduced to Numeracy themes from ALL subjects that will link into what you are currently studying. There will be a new theme/formula each week. After listening to a video/description about the theme there are then a series of questions to complete.
Contributions in tutor and use of the Numeracy Theme/Formula of the week across the school are always rewarded!
Some students will be offered intervention in order to help you with your Numeracy skills. This is based on your most classroom assessments(carried out in the previous term), which may identify you as currently behind where you are expected to be. Students attend one lesson per week of small group Numeracy intervention with a member of the Mathematics department. This focuses a variety of Mathematical skills appropriate to the areas of need. In order to do this, you will be taken out of one of your timetabled lessons (avoiding core subjects) for one lesson per week, for the following term. After this term, we will then determine how much progress you have made, and whether you would benefit from further intervention the following term.