Numeracy Support

About NumSkills

NumSkills is an exciting programme helping children improve their mental maths and calculation skills while having fun with numbers and playing games, using everyday items such as dice, cards and clocks.

NumSkills Money is designed specifically to improve financial literacy; tackling everything from basic coin recognition to how to work out best value supermarket offers.

Activities are flexible and our tutors adapt them to meet the needs of children from Year 2 to Year 6.

NumSkill sessions are delivered in schools across Oxfordshire in small groups of children by our specially trained tutors.

After taking part in NumSkills, children are more confident, able to use the language of maths, and show far more willingness to engage in classroom maths activities. They also talk about teaching the games to their parents and siblings at home.

NumSkills can be delivered in schools either by our trained tutors or by school staff who have been trained to use the resources. The NumSkills and NumSkills Money activities are also available to buy. To find out more, drop us a line on teaching@questforlearning.org.uk.

Want to know more?

If you are a school, looking for help with some of your pupils, and would like to discuss how NumSkills could work in your school, please email us at teaching@questforlearning.org.uk

If you are a parent whose child has been selected for NumSkills, and you would like to know more about how it works and how you can help, please email us at teaching@questforlearning.org.uk

If you are a potential funder of educational projects, and would like to support us in our mission to tackle the education disadvantage gap, please email us at fundraising@questforlearning.org.uk

 

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of children felt NumSkills helped them with maths back in the classroom

How we work with Tutors

All our programmes are delivered by specially trained tutors who are employed by Quest for Learning and supported by our Teaching Team.

Interested in joining our friendly, supportive team? If you are an experienced primary teacher or qualified education professional looking for part-time work, we would love to hear from you!

Upcoming training courses

Supporting Writing in KS1: a workshop for Teaching Assistants

Course date May 17, 2022

This course is designed specifically to provide TAs with an understanding of the KS1 writing curriculum and its associated subject knowledge, as well as an opportunity to explore strategies and approaches for scaffolding their writing to develop independence. Suitable for TAs working in KS1 or KS2.

Supporting Writing in KS2: A workshop for Teaching Assistants

Course date May 19, 2022

This course is designed specifically to provide TAs with an understanding of the KS2 writing curriculum and its associated subject knowledge, as well as an opportunity to explore strategies and approaches for scaffolding their writing to develop independence. Suitable for TAs working in KS2.

End of KS1 Writing Assessment and Moderation: Cross-school moderation

Course date May 24, 2022

In the final session, teachers will have an opportunity to moderate and discuss pupils’ writing from across the standards, agreeing or refining judgements with colleagues from other schools and discussing next steps to secure standards by the end of the teacher assessment period.

End of KS2 Writing Assessment and Moderation: Cross-school moderation

Course date May 24, 2022

In the final session, teachers will have an opportunity to moderate and discuss pupils’ writing from across the standards, agreeing or refining judgements with colleagues from other schools and discussing next steps to secure standards by the end of the teacher assessment period.

Years 3&4 Writing Assessment and Moderation: Cross-school moderation

Course date June 14, 2022

In the final session, teachers will have an opportunity to moderate and discuss a range of pupils’ writing, agreeing or refining judgements with colleagues from other schools and discussing next steps to secure standards to support end of year teacher assessments.

English Subject Leaders’ Network

Course date June 16, 2022

This series of termly network meetings is aimed at providing updates and ensuring subject leaders have the latest information to support their strategic role in schools. Each meeting will have a different focus, planned in response to current research and priorities, and will also allow for time to share school developments and best practice, as well as to network with other English subject leaders.

Securing Foundations in English in Years 1&2 (two-part course)

Course date June 28, 2022

This two-part course will provide teachers with an overview of the progression of knowledge and skills in reading and writing on which their year group’s curriculum is built and then the opportunity to consider how gaps in previous learning may be addressed and effective teaching strategies employed to secure the foundations of the curriculum on which new learning can be built.

Securing Foundations in English in Years 3&4 (two-part course)

Course date June 29, 2022

This two-part course will provide teachers with an overview of the progression of knowledge and skills in reading and writing on which their year group’s curriculum is built and then the opportunity to consider how gaps in previous learning may be addressed and effective teaching strategies employed to secure the foundations of the curriculum on which new learning can be built.

Securing Foundations in English in Years 4&5 (two-part course)

Course date June 30, 2022

This two-part course will provide teachers with an overview of the progression of knowledge and skills in reading and writing on which their year group’s curriculum is built and then the opportunity to consider how gaps in previous learning may be addressed and effective teaching strategies employed to secure the foundations of the curriculum on which new learning can be built.

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