Explore Learning for Gifted Children
Explore Learning, children who are gifted in maths and literacy can be extended
and stretched academically in a learning environment that supports and
encourages their talents.
Learning uses a range of tools to extend children who are gifted at maths. All children go through an initial
diagnostic assessment which tells us where they are within the curriculum. If
your child naturally grasps new mathematical concepts quickly they can move
swiftly through their own individualised curriculum.
Explore centres also run Enrichment Maths courses that are designed to stretch
and motivate gifted mathematicians. Incorporating resources produced by NRICH at the University of
Cambridge, this course is designed to take our members beyond the school
curriculum. Speak to a tutor at
your local centre for more information on Enrichment Maths.
young people who are gifted readers, Explore Learning offers a wealth of
reading and comprehension resources. For younger children we use the critically
acclaimed Crick Software which has a beautifully digitised version of Oxford
Reading Tree and Trackers reading course with many comprehension and creative
response extension activities.
For older readers we have a series of multimedia
reading resources called Digitexts. Produced by Pearson/Longman these Digitexts
are non-linear and multi-layered giving children the chance to develop
higher-order literacy skills and use of ICT.
Explore Learning centre runs a highly popular creative writing course once or
twice a week called Explore Writing. This course develops and refines the
natural flair of gifted writers through a series of thought-provoking and
challenging topics, such as journalistic writing, creating play scripts and
developing storytelling structure.
Explore Learning designed this course
in conjunction with the award-winning Immersive Education whose accolades
include a BETT 2005 Award and a BAFTA Interactive Award nomination.
have seen so many of our gifted learners grow in confidence and enthusiasm
thanks to our individual approach. We believe a motivated child is one who is
challenged appropriately and the greatest gift we can give them is the chance
to work at their own pace and see the rewards of stretching themselves to the
Social interaction is a big focus of the centres, encouraging
our members to build bonds with tutors and other members means children love
attending and are motivated to do so.