Numeracy across the curriculum
At Hyde Community College we are committed to ensuring our students make the best possible progress. With this in mind we have developed a Numeracy policy in order to support better consistency in the teaching of Mathematics across the curriculum and to support teachers and students to make the links between how Mathematics is used in different subject areas.The guide looks at how different elements of Mathematics are taught and gives examples of their application in a range of subjects. There is also a section on how parents can best support their students with their Mathematics at home.
Students eligible for Maths numeracy support are selected at transition. Students in Year 7 who score below a level 4 on our base line test (roughly equivalent to below 100 on the new KS2 test) are selected. Year 8 numeracy support is provided for students that missed out at year 7 due to being part of literacy support and/or the project groups.
The Maths Concepts covered are based on basic numeracy skills. Each lesson consists of 4 maths concepts.
We mainly concentrate on Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions using different strategies to support students’ learning. Maths numeracy support is very multi-sensory.
In addition to this, times tables are reinforced throughout the lessons, either by using starters or plenary games, helping to enhance students’ mental arithmetic. Progress is assessed every 10 lessons and students’ speed and knowledge of times tables is tested each term as well.
The aim for year 7 is to accelerated their progress so that they are able to access the maths curriculum fully in Year 8.
Students at level 2 are supported through small groups or one to one support. Starting with number bonds to 10, times tables and place value using a multi-sensory approach – using objects and pictures to support their learning.
For the students that do not qualify for maths nurture, we will also screen for dyscalculia. We will then work out a personalised programme for the student. We are currently looking at online programmes to support these learners both in school and at home.
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