The theme for this year’s Number Day was fractions. Throughout the week leading up to Number Day the children at Cliftonville Primary School had been learning about fractions. Some had completed number investigations involving Lego, while others had used chocolate bars and pizzas to understand parts of a whole. A fraction orienteering course challenged our older pupils to think about how we need fractions to work out amounts in everyday life. In year 1 the children had a ½ party on Friday where everything they had was halved to share with a partner, this was really fun, with lots of laughs and smiles. As well as all the learning that went on a large amount of money was raised for the NSPCC, who organise National Number Day.
This year we were especially pleased that so many of our families got involved alongside their children using maths. We had a large group of parents playing maths games with their children and a few brave families battled it out on Friday after school to find the “Family Fraction Orienteering Champions”. The support from families is also really seen in the dressing up day where we had some amazing costumes and even a “ ½” plaited into one child’s hair.
It has been a very special week with so much learning going on – fractions are certainly fun at Cliftonville Primary School!