Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Maths-Numbers Count

What is Numbers Count?

Numbers Count is a programme developed to improve the mathematical skills of children in Key Stage 1. Mrs Morgan is the Numbers Count Teacher who designs and delivers a specific programme for each child and this usually lasts for 40 sessions. Sessions can be individual, paired or groups of 3 or 4.

How does it help pupils?

Numbers Count Sessions focus on improving mathematical skills but will also help pupils to develop ways of learning that will help in all subjects. The Numbers Count teacher will help each child to develop mathematical language and vocabulary.

About the sessions

In the sessions learning is personalized and fun with many of the activities based around games. As part of each session the pupil spends time reflecting on what they have learnt and then agreeing with their Numbers Count teacher what they need to do to improve. The Numbers Count Sessions build self-confidence and encourage pupils to take an active part in their own learning. Pupils often use the personal skills developed during their time on the programme in other subject areas.

Where does the lesson take place?

The lesson takes place in a special Numbers Count room. It is highly interactive and practical. Pupils will still have a daily math’s lesson with their class teacher, who works closely with the Numbers Count Teacher.

Maths across the school

We have a Teaching assistant, Mrs Hill, trained to support groups of children in Maths. This is called our ‘First Class at Number’ group.

The Numbers Count teacher also supports development of Maths skills throughout the school.  She works with groups and in classes depending on the needs of the pupils.

Useful websites:

https://everychildcounts.edgehill.ac.uk/ecc-for-schools/what-is-numbers-count/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=75