On February 5th it is Number Day. Number Day is an initiative run by the NSPCC as a way of raising funds and awareness for the organisation and also for promoting maths. Throughout the week beginning on Monday 1st February the children will be involved in some exciting and challenging maths work that for the majority of them will focus on fractions. In some years story books are being used as a stimulus for mathematical investigation and for others they will enjoy the challenge of a fraction based orienteering course. All the children from year 2 upwards will be taking part in the times tables challenge, where we will be looking for the class who has made most progress from the last test.
On Number Day itself (Friday 5th February) for a donation of £1.00, which goes to the NSPCC, the children are invited to come into school dressed in a number. This could be a sports top with a number on it, or as our theme is fractions it could be an outfit made of different fractions of colour e.g. ½ black and ½ white. We usually have an array of fantastic outfits and hope this year will be the same.
On Friday there will be a family fraction challenge. If you can gather a team of 4 - 6 made up from at least 2 adults and come to the LRC after school, the challenge will take no more than 45 minutes and will take place in the KS2 playground. It will be a lot of fun! Refreshments will be provided and there will be a prize for the winning team. Please fill in the form below if you would like to come along. It would be nice to see as many as possible.
I hope that Number Day and the week leading up to it is an enjoyable, fun week for all and that your children tell you about all the exciting things that are happening.
Mrs H Weitzel (Assistant Headteacher & Maths subject leader)