Early Years - 3 to 5 years - Numberbugs
We understand how important play is in the development of Numberbugs and their learning experience. At this tender age we offer a bright, visual, kinasethetic gentle introduction to mathematical concepts in line with the EYFS.
Our sessions are delivered in a fun, safe and supportive environment where first steps are taken to showing participants how much fun numeracy can be. Our active sessions work to build a child’s coordination, confidence and concentration whether we’re looking at weight, number or shape.
Studies have shown links between young children having active lifestyles and the development of their brains, bodies, motor skills and coordination. The greater opportunities a child has for developing their minds and bodies at a young age, the greater their ability to learn throughout their lives will be.
Numberbugs are sent away with their weekly multi-sensory activity sheets to reinforce what we've been learning in a fun way and to give parents ideas how to add fun numeracy themes during the week.
KS1 - 5 to 7 years - Puzzlings
As we move from EYFS to Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum all areas of our session structure develop.
Our lesson themes increase in complexity looking closely at operations such as addition, subtraction, time and money. Puzzlings will see that more emphasis is placed on the team element of Numberfit sessions, using fun competitions with our numeracy themes.
We introduce our Puzzlings to cross-lateral movements, which are developed as an active way to increase connections between the sides of the brain and improve problem solving skills.
Problem solving is practiced and developed in weekly challenges to encourage lateral thinking and communication skills. Ingenious integrated challenges simultaneously test them physically and numerically and provide a pulsating finale to the sessions.
As with the Numberbugs, children leave with their weekly multi-sensory activity sheets to reinforce what we've been learning in a fun way and to give parents ideas how to add fun numeracy themes into home based activities throughout the week.
KS2 - 7 to 11 years - Mathletes
Moving into Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum the topics become more involved. Physical activities include cross lateral movements and the exercises become more challenging with respect to coordination as well as intensity.
Our sessions are differentiated according to ability and delivered by multiple facilitators thus allowing us to simultaneously give extra support to those having difficulty whilst also pushing those who need to be stretched.
Numberfit uses fast paced games to encourage and promote competence and speed with times tables. The sense of ‘team’ has a large emphasis placed on it at this stage and our problem solving exercises increase in complexity. Lesson themes continue to mirror the National Curriculum. As with the younger groups, we use ingenious integrated challenges where Mathletes participate in activities that test them physically and numerically providing a pulsating and energetic finale to the sessions.
As with all Numberfit sessions, Mathletes will leave with their weekly multi-sensory activity sheets to reinforce what we've been learning in a fun way and to give parents ideas of how to add fun numeracy themes into home based activities throughout the week.