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NSPCC Number Day celebrations at primary Academy

NSPCC Number Day added up to a fun time for the whole school.

Every pupil at Pilgrim Academy took part in maths-based activities to celebrate the day.

Pupils were challenged to wear clothing with numbers on them. There were football shirts, dominos t-shirts and some very creative outfits throughout the Academy.

The entire school took part in various activities both in the classrooms and the hall where they were challenged to use their skills in counting, shapes, measuring and more.

Pupils ventured outside and were asked to draw quadrilaterals on the playground with chalk.

One pupil said: “I know that I need to draw four sides and we’ve got chalk and big rulers to help us draw them.”

There were activities which involved working out brain teasers, counting out money and working with measurements.

It was a lot of fun for all of the pupils with games such as Connect Four and Twister also being used.

Teacher Jade Grayson helped to organise the fun event which lasted the whole school day.

She commented: “To support NSPCC number day we wanted to provide the children with a wide range of fun and engaging activities.

The children challenged themselves by using a variety of skills to access the multi-sensory tasks and the children showed excellent team work by supporting their peers from EYFS up to Year 2.

Overall, it was a very successful day and it was fantastic to see the children’s enthusiasm and love of learning.”

Pilgrim Academy Principal, Andrew Clark said: “Number Day was a fantastic experience for the children – a wonderful collection of different, engaging and fun activities, with lots of challenging games and puzzles for the children to enjoy.

I would like to thank our Curriculum Leaders for Mathematics, Miss Grayson and Mrs Backhouse, for their tremendous efforts in putting the day together, as well as the children in Year 2 and 6, who helped prepare and run the many stalls on the day.”

Key Stage 2 Coordinator, Rachel Backhouse, who also helped to arrange the activities throughout the day, said: “The level of enthusiasm and excitement the children showed towards this year’s NSPCC Number Day was astounding. Not only did all children apply their maths skills to a range of unique scenarios, they also raised money for such a fantastic cause.”