We are a Numbers Count School!

Numbers Count is a new programme to improve the mathematical skills of children in year 2. The programme is different for every child and is specifically tailored to each individual’s needs and interests.  Children selected for this intervention usually receive around 40 sessions working one to one with a numbers count teacher.

How does it help pupils?
Numbers Count sessions focus on improving each child’s knowledge across a broad range of number skills such as counting, knowledge of the number system, number facts and calculating. The sessions will also help pupils to develop ways of learning that will help in all subjects. If a child is selected for a place on the Numbers Count programme they will receive a 30 minute lesson three times a week. The programme starts with a number of sessions designed to gauge exactly what the child understands about number and an individual programme is tailored for each pupil based on these findings.  The teaching is delivered by a trained numbers count teacher who will help each child to develop mathematical language and vocabulary.


About the sessions

In the sessions learning is personalised and fun with many of the activities based around games and the specific interests of the child.  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 area which the children call The Number Zone! It is highly interactive and full of practical resources for children to use. Pupils will still have a daily math’s lesson with their class teacher, who will work closely with the Numbers Count Teacher.


For more information about numbers count, visit the parents section of the Every Child Counts website by clicking on the following link.