Numeracy for Life
Following the letter that has recently been sent home, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you how you could also develop your child’s self-esteem and resilience with numeracy through the National Numeracy Organisation. Please see the link below to click on and get started.
Once you click on the link, after following the instructions to sign up it will take you to the Numeracy Challenge to complete. The organisation will share with us your email address and any updated information. Please do get in touch and let us know how you found the challenge and if there is anything that we can help with. It is an exciting opportunity for us to all work together to build confidence with numeracy.
Miss Crane and Miss Tonge
Numeracy Day- Year 8- Wednesday 18 May
Orchards Academy enjoyed celebrating Numeracy Day yesterday. Year 8 students were able to see how numeracy skills can be applied across the curriculum. They especially enjoyed seeing how numeracy is embedded in music and it was a pleasure to see their positive engagement and enthusiasm during their lessons. At lunchtime students participated in a number of activities and competitions. They focussed on looking at time zones across the world, currencies and conversion rates, probability and budgeting. Thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success and thank you to all the students for their participation throughout the day.
Alongside promoting numeracy in school there is also an opportunity to support students with their numeracy at home. The guidance below suggests how adults can support children with anxiety around learning maths and how we can help them use numeracy more confidently in their everyday life as well as in school.
Miss Tonge and Miss Crane