Programs - Numeracy

We offer a comprehensive numeracy program which provides students with a strong grounding in mathematical skills, strategies and understandings. 

Our aim is to support students in becoming numerate and use mathematics effectively so they can successfully participate at school, at home and in the wider community. Numeracy programs at Lara Primary School are founded on the expectation that all children will develop a strong sense of number and build their capacity in Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning in mathematics.

The school ensures each class dedicates at least one hour to Numeracy every day. 

Our daily Numeracy Program includes a warm up to promote mathematical fluency, a whole class activity, explicit teaching of concepts and understandings, and opportunities to apply knowledge to problem solving situations. Children take part in focussed teaching groups, complete independent work and are involved in roving conferences with their teacher. Each Numeracy session is concluded with an opportunity to reflect on learning and to share successful strategies.

In 2014 and 2015, we have been given the exciting opportunity to have three Maths Specialists working with both students and teachers to promote and enhance the amazing Maths programs we currently have at Lara Primary School.