Numeracy news

The ‘X’ Watch

The ‘X’ watch, designed by Lucy, Aimee and Louise aims to help pupils learn their timetables. Each times table has a separate ring that can be attached around the outside of the watch. The answer to the particular times table is next to the corresponding number from 1 – 12. Each times table is colour coded according to difficulty.

Here is a class size prototype for the seven times table.

The 'X' Watch

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Due to the increased interest in the “Weekly Maths Challenge” (click here) Mr Watkins is now challenging pupils to create their own Maths challenge! Any entrees should be given to Mr Watkins. All Pupils who attempt to create a challenge will recieve a certificate in “Praise Assembly”, any particularly good challenges may be used as that weeks whole school challenge. These pupils will recieve a special reward.


Last year our Year 10 pupils entered a Dragons Den style competiton that challenged pupils to design a game or app that relates to Maths. Five boys from 10W were our school champions and they represented the school in the Liverpool Schools competition. They managed to winn 1st prize for their category and won £500 in maths resources for the school. Well done boys!!!

Particpants; Lee, Callum, Daniel and Sean playing their game “Medieval Maths”. Matthew in 10W also supported with the design of the game.

After February half term Mr Watkins will be re introducing the Dragons Den challenge for the 2018 competition. It will be open to all year groups. Mrs Piercy and Mr Watkins will choose a school winner who will go on to represent the school in the Liverpool Schools competiton and as the current champions in our category we are aiming to retain our crown!!!



In 2016 C.A.S was awarded the Liverpool Counts Quality mark in recogniton of how the school delivers Maths and Numeracy. The quality mark demonstrates how C.A.S pupils and staff share an enjoyment in Maths and Numeracy and that opportunities for pupil’s to use “real life” Maths is available in all subjects as well as at the heart of regular Maths lessons.

At the first attempt C.A.S achieved the silver award, something Mr Watkins (Maths co-ordinator), the pupils and there staff were very proud of. The school has continued to develop Numeracy and Maths across the school, embedding good initatives whilst introducing new and inventive ideas. We intend to re-apply for the Quality mark in 2019 were we aim to achieve the Gold award.