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learning numeracyOur numeracy program is based on the Victorian Curriculum covering the areas of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability. One hour of Numeracy is completed every day with targeted, focussed teaching occurring at students’ point of need, determined by student data. An additional half an hour of Getting Ready in Numeracy (GRIN) is taught once a week. GRIN focuses on front loading students with the vocabulary and skills required for the topic covered in the following week.

At Lucas Primary School, our numeracy program caters for the individual needs of our students. Students in all year levels have numeracy goals they are continually working towards to maximise their learning growth. Teachers follow the school’s Instructional Model to explicitly teach a range of numeracy strategies that allow students to develop their skills and knowledge. Our aim is to teach students to transfer their numeracy skills and apply them to real life situations and become lifelong learners.

We have a strong emphasis on using clear learning intentions and success criteria in all numeracy lessons to ensure learning is targeted and accessible to all students within the classroom, with explicit teaching provided at students’ point of need. Feedback and reflection are important elements of all lessons as well as focus groups, conferences, group work and individual practice.