Numicon catch-up and intervention

Big Ideas

Big Ideas is a catch-up programme for nine to 12-year-olds who would benefit from revisiting key concepts from the upper primary maths curriculum. It provides additional sessions for children in KS2 and KS3 to reinforce and embed key maths concepts. Everything you need to implement a KS2 primary maths catch-up or intervention programme. Using the proven Numicon approach, Numicon Big Ideas allows children to explore maths using structured imagery and apparatus in order to reinforce and embed key maths concepts.

This KS2 maths programme:

  • Is for 9 to 12-year-olds who would benefit from revisiting key concepts from the upper primary maths curriculum
  • Focuses on strong teaching of key maths topics using an active, practical approach
  • Provides engaging activities for the key concepts in upper Key Stage 2, where children in years 6 and 7 who haven't met age related expectations need to return to concepts taught in years 4 and 5. 
  • Is a ‘pick up and go pack’, which can be used alongside your existing maths resources to help rebuild key learning
  • Is a 12-week programme suitable for delivery by non-specialists and teaching assistants

Series contains:

  • Numicon Big Ideas
  • Numicon Intervention Resources
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Numicon Big Ideas case studies

Case study

Implementing Big Ideas

Read about Bartons Primary School's experiences in setting up Big Ideas to help their Year 6 pupils meet Age-Related Expectations.

Case study

Proven success of Big Ideas

Maths Lead Lynne Lewis shares the positive evidence that shows how Big Ideas has helped Bartons Primary School's Year 6 pupils.

Case study

Catch-up in Year 7

Mr A Gaskell, Head of Mathematics at Welland Park Academy, explains how his school uses Big Ideas with their Year 7 cohorts.

Teaching using Numicon Big Ideas

Numicon Big Ideas lesson

Join year 6 at Northern Parade Primary as they multiply and divide by 10,100 and 1000 from unit 4, in Numicon Big Ideas

Sample lesson

Interview with the maths lead

Hear how Northern Parade Primary school in Portsmouth use Numicon Big Ideas for closing the gaps with year 6 children

Big Ideas lesson - Place Value extended to tenths and hundredths

Watch Bartons primary school deliver a year 5 intervention group lesson with pupils in year using Numicon Big Ideas

Professional development for catch-up and intervention

Professional development

Stay on track with flexible, on-demand PD

This flexible, online course for Numicon Catch-up and Intervention is a modular course that you and your staff can access at a time and place to suit you. Split into five learning modules, this is the perfect programme to support you in identifying and addressing gaps or inconsistencies in your children’s learning, as well as correcting errors and misconceptions from time lost at school.
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