What is literacy and numeracy?
Literacy helps students apply reading, writing, speaking and listening skills across a variety of subject areas. Numeracy is the ability to understand and apply mathematical concepts, processes, calculations and skills to solve problems and make decisions in a variety of situations, including real-life scenarios.
Literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills are essential foundations for learning, educational attainment, personal enrichment, social interaction and future employment. Literate and numerate students better understand and negotiate their world and are able to actively participate in all aspects of society as ethical and informed citizens.
PPHS have embedded literacy and numeracy programs within stage 4 and 5 patterns of study in Choose Read Connect - CRC and Choose Numerate Create - CNC lessons.
How can parents help?
Parent involvement plays a crucial role in developing early literacy and numeracy success and future academic achievement. There are many opportunities at home to develop these skills in real and meaningful ways with your child, examples include:
- Reading recipes and working out measurements while cooking dinner
- Reading a manual for setting up a new device
- Following instructions for the assembly of new furniture
- Measuring the oil to petrol ratio for the lawn mower
- Calculating distances and times to get to destinations for sport on the weekend