We are delighted to be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in their Number Day on Friday 3rd February.
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.
Making maths meaningful
Number Day is a great way to make maths fun and bring about a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude towards it.
On the day we will be taking part in Dress up for Digits and pupils will be invited to wear an item of clothing with some maths link to it e.g numbers, symmetry, shapes, patterns etc. To help raise money for the NSPCC, we are asking for a donation and we’d love everyone in the school to take part in this special event. The children will also be taking part in fun curriculum based maths challenges during the day.
As part of our commitment to make Maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition (years 2-6) online involving schools around the UK via TTRockstars.
For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class 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). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.
All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7AM and 7PM on Friday the 7th of May.
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. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more, some will play less.
It all adds up
We’re looking forward to all the fun of Number Day, and we really appreciate your support. All the money we raise at Mosspits 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 nspcc.org.uk
To find out more about keeping children safe online, visit nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety