Liverpool Counts Quality Mark
Liverpool Counts Quality Mark
- The knowledge, support and dedication of the Maths Champion has meant that maths is a central part of school development. The school has a comprehensive programme of CPD and support for all staff members.
- The whole school approach to teaching and learning (including a strong focus on maths talk and oracy) provides a strong foundation and pupils demonstrate positive attitudes to numeracy and mathematics.
- Whole school event days and initiatives such as Puzzle of the Day have contributed to the raising of the profile of mathematics in the school and in the wider community.
The Liverpool Counts Quality Mark is part of a varied programme of strategies targeted at improving maths results for the city’s children. The specific remit of the Quality Mark is to tackle the negative attitudes which are prevalent in many areas of our society towards numeracy and mathematics.
We aim to challenge these widely held views and promote a culture where people readily understand the impact good numeracy skills and mathematics qualifications can have on the social, financial, health and employment aspects of their lives.
We also aim to support teachers and other adults in our schools to encourage pupils to make connections in their numeracy and mathematics lessons to real life contexts and with other areas of their school experiences.
At St. Hugh’s, we will continue to raise the profile of mathematics across all subjects and in the wider life of the school. We wish to encourage positive attitudes towards mathematics for all in our school community, making connections to real life contexts and celebrating our enjoyment of mathematics.
We will keep you updated regarding different maths events which will take place this year.
Online resources to help you to support your children at home:
If you would like some guidance into how you can support your own child at home, or improve your own confidence in maths, have a look at some of the links below.
http://www.familymathstoolkit.org.uk/ – The Family Maths Toolkit helps children to improve their everyday maths. The Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas to help parents, families and children aged 13 and under enjoy everyday maths activities together.
https://www.theschoolrun.com/ (Lots of free guidance)
Games, puzzles and problems to explore with your child:
https://nrich.maths.org/ – ideas for practical games
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCob4tkfOSXy6yav9Y54SKIQ YouTube channel – Maths4Kids (if you search for ‘games’, this will bring up a selection of videos demonstrating games which you can play at home with your child.
Link to Maths at Home: 15 Top Tips
Times table practice:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – a school favourite
General online maths games:
DISCLAIMER: ST. HUGH’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT OF THESE WEBSITES. THE LINKS HAVE ALL BEEN CHECKED BUT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR USE AT HOME LIES WITH PARENTS AND CARERS.
The National Numeracy Challenge:
From the National Numeracy Challenge website:
The Challenge is a confidential and informal website that helps you to assess your numeracy, learn everyday maths, gain confidence, and work towards getting the Essentials of Numeracy – the basic skills which you need in daily life and the workplace.
How it works
Click the ‘Take the Challenge’ button to get started and register your details. Don’t worry – these are kept private! You’ll then be asked six short questions so that we can understand how you feel about maths.
Take the Check-Up. This is a set of questions that helps you find out the overall numeracy level you’re working at, as well as your strengths and weaknesses. It usually takes 20 to 40 minutes, but you can take as long as you need. You can log out and come back to it too. If you score 80 or more, then you’ve already got the Essentials of Numeracy and you can print a certificate or claim a digital badge.
Get a target. If you score 79 or less, then you’ll get a target to work towards.
Learn. The Challenge then directs you to the right learning resources for you. Take your time, visit the resources and learn everyday maths online at your own pace.
Retake the Check-Up. When you feel ready, re-take the Check-Up to see if you have reached your target yet.