Numeracy at Doncaster Primary School
At Doncaster Primary School we will ensure students have access to quality and consistent teaching practices in Numeracy. We will engage and instil enthusiasm in the students we teach and celebrate our achievements with the wider school community.
At Doncaster Primary School, we place high value on our students’ Numeracy skills which are essential in their daily lives.
Students at DPS. develop their numeracy skills through a range of engaging learning activities. Lessons cater to individual learning needs and interests, and build upon students’ strengths. Our whole school instructional model is ‘Whole, Part, Whole.’ This includes students tuning in as a whole class, breaking into small groups which cater to different learning needs, and a return at the end of each session to reflect upon students’ new understandings.
Staff at DPS. develop highly detailed and differentiated units of work within their levels which are aligned with the Victorian Curriculum. The way in which Numeracy is implemented across the school is monitored and evaluated by the Numeracy Professional Learning Community (comprising of representatives from each year level).
Assessment is a fundamental component of any successful Numeracy Program. At DPS. we utilize a range of assessment strategies to obtain an understanding of each student’s development and needs. Our school utilizes online programs such as Essential Assessment and Mathletics to monitor and target students’ areas of need and growth over time.
Our Numeracy Program at DPS> will allow students to: