At St Luke's we place a strong focus on supporting pupils to use and apply their numeracy skills as an important and functional part of their daily routines, for example during shopping trips or when following a recipe whilst cooking. Functional Numeracy is applied across the curriculum in order to ensure pupils can make connections between areas of study and, within our community as relevant and helpful knowledge/skill sets.
Our intent is that each student develops the mathematical skills that enable them to live as independently as possible. The key areas that we focus on are:
- Number skills
- Handling money
- Working with time
- Problem solving
We teach mathematics daily and apply maths across other areas of the curriculum, such as cookery, horticulture, animal care and topic. Students use everyday technology to support them in independently applying their knowledge and understanding to real-life situations.