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Numeracy

Numeracy is understanding how maths is used in the real world and being able to apply it to make the best possible decisions.

Our Goals

  • To ensure that pupils develop and use their mathematical knowledge and skills competently across the curriculum.

  • To ensure that teachers can competently deliver lessons using range of strategies to support students in learning of maths.

  • To create a numeracy rich culture where students can see/visualise the relevance of maths and its function as a lifelong skill.

  • To build the confidence of students so that they can transfer skills across the curriculum.

We make sure that our students understand and appreciate the importance of numeracy in our daily lives and provide the opportunity for them to:

  • Interpret data, charts and diagrams

  • Process information

  • Solve problems

  • Check answers

  • Understand and explain solutions

  • Make decisions based on logical thinking and reasoning

For parents and carers

We at Bishopshalt School firmly believe that parents play a crucial role in their child’s education. Levels of parental engagement are consistently associated with better academic outcomes. Your engagement is vital for the development of your child’s numeracy skills.

  • Familiarise yourselves with the Numeracy skills expected of your child and support the learning of your child at home.

  • Support and encourage the development of your child’s Numeracy.

  • There are a range of resources available for your child across all key stages in Google classroom. Various external websites with videos to help support your child; contents and assessment plans; past exam papers and various other documents.

Useful websites to support numeracy are:

https://hegartymaths.com/ 

https://nrich.maths.org/

https://www.ukmt.org.uk/ 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/

https://corbettmaths.com/

Rich curriculum

We are passionate about developing higher order thinking therefore we provide differentiated challenges to nurture deep and lasting understanding of mathematical procedures and concepts. We use the mastery approach to educate our students to develop resilience and outward thinking.

Throughout the year we prepare our students to compete in local and national Maths challenges. This provides the opportunity for our students to aim high and develop complex reasoning skills which will shape their future.

UK Maths Challenges

Bishopshalt pupils compete in Junior, Intermediate and Senior Mathematical Challenges, which have over 700 000 entries each year, and are the UK's most popular school competitions. The highest-scoring students to take part in follow-on rounds such as the Junior, Grey, Pink and Senior Kangaroos and the Junior, Cayley, Hamilton and Maclaurin Olympiads. 

Every year our students compete against the best schools in the UK and perform well. Many of them go on to take part in follow - on rounds.

Borough Maths Challenges

There are numerous competitions organised by the local school to enrich the learning of Mathematics and to celebrate the success of pupils in the Hillingdon Borough. These competitions combine mathematical, communication and teamwork skills and offer students another way to express and develop their enjoyment of Mathematics. In 24 Games, Bishopshalt pupils have set a record for winning the competition for the last three years consecutively.

24 Game: Year 7

Hillingdon Maths Challenge: Year 7

Hillingdon Maths Challenge: Year 8

Bishopshalt Primary Maths challenge:

We work closely with our local feeder primary schools to plan the Mathematics curriculum to benefit us all. We invite our feeder schools to the Bishopshalt Mathematical Challenge annually where activities are designed to encourage pupils to work collaboratively on a range of intriguing mathematical problems. This provides an opportunity for both local primary school pupils and teachers to come together as a community to promote Mathematical thinking and celebrate our children's achievement.