Hyde High School is committed to raising the standards of numeracy of all students, so that they develop the ability to use numeracy skills effectively in all areas of the curriculum and develop the skills necessary to cope confidently with the demands of further education, employment and adult life.
We want our students to have the confidence and competence to use numbers and think mathematically in everyday life. When solving a problem, we want them to be able to make estimates, identify possibilities, weigh up different options, and choose the correct mathematical approach. When handling data, we want them to understand the ways in which data is gathered by counting and measuring, and how the data can be presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables. We want our students to have the necessary numeracy skills to handle money, finances, budgets, timetables and bills when they leave school.
Our students are given the opportunity to refine, practise and learn new numeracy skills, in all year groups. In particular, years 7, 8 and 9 have a short period of every lesson dedicated to numeracy skills. These skills are broken down into three key areas: mental strategies, times tables and key skills. Students also have access to a range of software that can be accessed at home, and in school, to help them with their numeracy and fluency when working with numbers.

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For further information please contact our Numeracy Lead - Mrs K Khanum.

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What can you do to help?

As parents and carers of our students, you have a key role to play in supporting the development of your child’s numerical and mathematical skills.  Our everyday lives provide countless opportunities to practice mathematics in real life contexts, allowing our students to see the relevance and importance of developing their numerical and mathematical skills as much as possible.

  • Be positive about maths, even if you don’t feel confident about it yourself. Avoid negative statements about mathematics.
  • Remember, you are not expected to teach your child maths, but please share, talk and listen to your child. If your child is struggling with aspects of Mathematics, encourage them to talk to their teacher and seek support. If your child is absent from school for any reason, encourage them to catch up on the work they have missed.
  • There are lots of games that can be used to support the development of numeracy skills. If you are able to play games such as scrabble, chess, draughts and monopoly as a family, you are supporting your child to develop numerical and problem solving skills.

Click on the links below to see websites we use in school, to help with  Numeracy.

Your child should have their login details in their planner.