NSPCC Number Day - Friday 3rd February 2023
We’re counting down to Number Day 2023!
Once again we are delighted to be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in their Number Day.
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 like Childline – the helpline that’s always there for children and young people whatever their problem or concern.
Making maths meaningful
Number Day is a great way to make maths fun and bring about a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude towards it.
After the success of last year, the whole school will be taking part in activities based around a book. The story this year is called How Many Legs by Kes Gray and Jim Field
The children will all be sent a homework activity related to the book called Noah’s Ark the week prior to Number Day as a pre-number day activity for all to get involved in. Year 6 have their own homework schedule currently so will not be sent this piece of homework.
We are excited to invite you back into school to a Number Day learning Café on the morning of Number Day. This will be open to all children from Year R-6 and there will be many activities for you to take part in. This will run from 9:30 – 10:30 on the morning of Friday 3rd February. As places are limited, we will be offering these on a first come first served basis. There will be a form that will go ‘live’ on Wednesday 25th January 2023 at 8.15am should you wish to attend. (If you have any issue with access to Parentmail please contact the school office as soon as possible).
We are also really excited to be able to invite parents in after school on Friday 3rd February to view the projects and work that has been created. Please pick up your children as usual and enter the exhibition via the canteen door near nursery/reception. Please do not enter the building via the front entrance and we ask that you do not venture into the school corridors/classrooms and please remain in the hall at all times.
Times Tables Rock Stars NSPCC Competition
As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we've decided to take part in a friendly TTRS competition involving schools in the United Kingdom. It's a 1-day competition which starts on Friday 3rd February 2023 at 07:30 GMT and ends at 19:30 GMT. It's all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.
Children can play in any game mode with every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, earning themselves, their class and the school a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours, subject to a 60-minute limit (see below)). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.
To support player wellbeing, there is a time limit of 60-minutes per player. In other words, each player can earn competition points for up to 60-minutes between 07:30 GMT and 19:30 GMT on Friday 3rd February. Once the player goes beyond 60-minutes of play on that day, they will still earn coins but will no longer earn points towards the competition.
In the spirit of the competition, please don't play on their behalf but by all means, encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn't cause high-stress levels or impact on family plans.
Finally, as in previous years, we will be taking part in ‘Dress up for Digits’ and pupils will be invited to wear an item of clothing with a number on it (football shirt, cap, netball shirt or even a onesie!). However, as the activities this year have the theme of counting animal legs, your child may like to come to school dressed as an animal. This may add to the overall leg count in school for the day!!
Of course, if dressing up is not an activity that your child enjoys then normal clothes are welcome.
To help raise money for the NSPCC, we are asking for a suggested donation of £1 or more if you can spare, and we’d love everyone in the school to take part in this special event. We do, however appreciate that times are difficult so any donation that can be made will be welcome.
Staff will be available with buckets ready to collect your donation as you arrive at school on the day, as they have been for other events this year.
We are looking forward to all the fun of Number Day, and we really appreciate your support. All the money we raise at Sheringham Primary School will make an enormous difference to children today and help change the lives of children tomorrow.
You can find out more about the NSPCC’s work at: www.nspcc.org.uk
The Maths Team