Information for Parents

Numeracy for life

Information and challenge for parents

The National Numeracy Challenge online is an interactive site that helps adults practice the maths needed for everyday life.

The challenge is a call to action to the whole of the UK to work together to improve adult numeracy skills, transform negatives attitudes and ensure everyone has the essential maths skills they need for everyday life.

Aims of the National Numeracy project

To increase parents’ active engagement in their children’s maths learning through:

  • Breaking down barriers to involvement and transforming attitudes to maths
  • Highlighting opportunities to bring numbers and aspects of numeracy into everyday life
  • Creating and disseminating resources and information that support both parents/carers and those who work with them


Click on the link below to find out more details:

Numbers Count

We have been a Numbers Count school for 3 years now and have seen considerable improvement with many children in regards to their mathematical understanding and knowledge. Numbers Count is a highly effective intervention.  It is delivered by Mr Byatt to children who find mathematics extremely difficult.  It helps them to get back on track and catch up with their peers.  Over 50,000 children have taken part in Numbers Count since 2008, making average Number Age gains of 16 months after 4 months. Here are some of the concepts that are covered and gained by the children during the intervention programme. The idea is that you can use this page to support your child along with the Numicon which is available to borrow from school for a short agreed period of time. Please speak to your child`s class teacher if you are interested in doing so, helping your child reinforce what is being covered within these lessons.