Liverpool Counts Quality Mark

St. Julie's are proud to be taking part in the 'Liverpool Counts Quality Mark' numeracy pilot programme.

You can keep up to speed with developments in our Numeracy Newsletters!

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The scheme aims:

Over the coming year we will be looking at different ways to show pupils that numeracy skills are used consistently in everyday life.

 

Making Numeracy Count!

 

We've long known that numeracy is a vital skill that impacts on many aspects of our lives, and that's why we strive to ensure that lessons right across the curriculum present and develop opportunities for exploring maths. St. Julie's is a member of the pilot scheme for the 'Liverpool Counts' numeracy initiative, and we're supporting this with a range of exciting new strategies.

We've introduced 'Rainbow Maths' with a specific view to sharpening mental arithmetic for our Key Stage 3 students. Alongside this we're running regular 'Numeracy Ninja' problems delivered by form tutors in morning registration. These activities involve short but very intense problems in a strictly controlled time limit. The number confidence instilled in students right across the curriculum means that Maths lessons can be more challenging and rewarding. With the depth available in the Dynamic Learning curriculum and the associated on line activities and support we can stretch our brightest students and support our least confident learners to ensure that every student can realise their full potential.

We're growing our maths community beyond our school as well! We're doing some fantastic work in collaboration with our primary schools to ensure a seamless continuity of Maths teaching, and we're also enjoying the support of a major Corporation with our strategic partnership with banking giant Lloyds.

Primary Workshops

 

Year 4 pupils have taken part in our recent workshop. This gave them an opportunity to explore some Maths! 

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Numeracy for Life

 

The National Numeracy Challenge is an interactive site that helps adults learn maths needed for everyday life.

www.nnchallenge.org.uk

Key Dates

29th June - Maths and MFL Roadshow

A group of Year 9 students will taking part in a MFL/Maths roadshow in Altringham.

July 7th - Maths Party Day

This year our theme for Maths Party Day is Pirates! All year groups will be taking part in Maths activities during the party. The day is aimed around encouraging positive attitude about Numeracy and having fun with Maths!

 

Year 7 Problem Solving Club

Our Year 7 problem solving workshop runs every tuesday after school. The workshop is ran by two of our Year 9 Numeracy Ambassadors. The workshop is open to all Year 7 pupils.

 

Numeracy Ambassadors for 2017/2018

                       

Libby Brown
Amber Clugston
Abby Hilland
Emily Walker
Isobel Dawes
Sam Smith
Tabitha Grant
Alice Bowman
Megan Lester
Oonagh Parkinson

 

Holgate Lectures

 

This year we have had Professor Peter Giblin delivering a workshop to a group of Year 10 pupils. The Holgate Lectures and Workshops sessions scheme provides session leaders workshop on a mathematical subject to schools.  The sessions are of mathematical content and they are intended to enrich and enhance mathematical education, looking both within and beyond the curriculum. 

 

 

Year 7 and 8 Numeracy Challenge

 

This year we have ran very successful Numeracy Challenge across Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. All pupils were required to complete a booklet containing puzzles and problem solving tasks. They were also required to gather information about how teachers and parents/carers use Numeracy.  

 

 

Useful websites

 

The school subscribes to both mymaths and Dynamic Learning!

Mymaths

The MyMaths resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from school or from home.

Your child will be able to access their homework set by their teacher and get instant results by logging in to the online student portal at home. Log-in details are available from class teachers.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/parent.html

 

Dynamic Learning

 

Your child can log in directly into Dynamic Learning to access homework or consolidate work done during lessons. Log-in details are available from class teachers.

my.dynamic-learning.co.uk