As a school we were delighted to be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in their Number Day on Friday 1 February 2019.
Making Maths Meaningful
We used Number Day as a great way to help raise the profile of maths across school and to encourage the children to make maths fun and bring about a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude towards it.
Over the course of the week children took part in different maths activities both in and out of the classroom.
On Friday the children brought in any loose change to see if they could cover the digits 0-9 in each class. All money raised was donated to the NSPCC.
There was a ‘Maths Trail’ around the school grounds for parents/carers to complete with their child. The trail included 10 question cards to complete. On each card were 3 levels of difficulty; the red was aimed at Foundation Stage, Green at Year 1 and Blue at Year 2. Anyone who completed the Maths Trail were entered into a raffle to win a maths themed game.
In class the children played the following games. Why not have a go at playing them at home.
I Spy... numbers and shapes!
While you’ve played I Spy with letters, have you played it with numbers and shapes? The first player says ‘I spy with my little eye something that’s...’ and adds a shape, or a number. The other players then guess what the first player has spotted. Six legs on a fly? Five fingers on a hand? The triangle of a STOP sign? Whoever guesses right, goes next.
Guess the Number
You can make this game as easy or hard as you like. Start by only allowing whole numbers from zero to twenty. When you’ve got the hang of it, stretch yourselves by including bigger numbers.
1. One player leaves the room (or covers their eyes and ears). The others choose a number.
2. The player comes back in. They have to work out what the number is, using only yes or no questions. For example, is it an odd number, or is it more than twenty? The aim is to work it out in as few questions as possible. When they’ve got it, it’s someone else’s turn.
NSPCC - Children deserve an equal start in life
The NSPCC believes that all children deserve a childhood free from harm but, sadly, that’s not the case for many children. That’s why the NSPCC is fighting for every childhood and working to help keep children safe from abuse.
The NSPCC needs our support. By raising money, we can help to fund their vital services such as Childline – the helpline that’s always there for children and young people whatever their problem or concern. You can find out more about the NSPCC’s work at nspcc.org.uk
Number Day was great fun and we really appreciate your support. The total money we raised was £96.05 and makes an enourmous difference to children today and help change the lives of children tomorrow.