99 club has been developed to help raise standards in Numeracy by encouraging pupils to improve their mental maths and therefore increase the speed and confidence they tackle mental maths problems in Numeracy sessions, across the curriculum and in day to day life.
All pupils have an opportunity several times each term to complete the next level. This is done at the same time across the whole school. All pupils are encouraged to learn their calculations each week in order to earn their next band at the next test opportunity. Pupils start on the club selected by their class teacher and work their way up. In order to progress children must score 100 per cent within the time restrictions.
We also encourage teachers, other staff and parents to have a go too.
99 club is not designed for Foundation Stage, however, if teachers feel children are ready for it then they are given the opportunity.
Pupils are able to practise at home using practise sheets available on the website and also on website in a timed test via the link. The order of the questions changes so it is not possible for children to simply learn the answers in a particular order. To give this a go please click here.
During the sessions, pupils use computers and iPads to complete a range of coding challenges using software including:
- Swift playground – a fantastic piece of software created by Apple to be used on iPads to learn how to code
- Discovery Coding – another great resource, based online that all pupils should be familiar with through their computing lessons in school
- Scratch – a brilliant block coding resource
This is a fantastic incentive that we, as a school, are very excited about. We hope that it will encourage your child to read at home and help them to achieve different coloured wristbands.
|Number of Reads:||Coloured Wristband:||Earliest date band can be achieved:|
|15||White||21st September 2015|
|15||Yellow||6th October 2015|
|20||Orange||26th October 2015|
|20||Blue||15th November 2015|
|25||Purple||10th December 2015|
|25||Brown||4th January 2016|
|30||Black||3rd February 2016|
|Total = 150|
It is your child’s responsibility to write their reads into their yellow reading record and to show it to their class teacher.
Your child should be reading a minimum of 4 pages to count as one read.
Only 1 read will be counted per day.
Parents MUST sign each read in the reading record.
How it works:
When your child has achieved 15 reads they will need to show their yellow reading record to their class teacher who will then present them with a white wristband.
When they have read a further 15 times they will show their yellow reading record to their class teacher again. The class teacher will then swap the white wristband for a yellow one. This will continue until your child achieves their black wristband.
Once your child has achieved their black wristband they will start the process again (black/white, black/yellow etc.) but they keep their black wristband.
At the end of the academic year your child will be able to keep any black wristband that they have achieved.