Number Day Was A Whole Lot Of Mathematical Fun
Crackley Hall joined schools across the country on Friday 4 February for a mega maths fundraising day for the NSPCC.
The children and staff all came to school dressed in a mathematical theme – from human calculators, to clocks, dice and digits – you couldn’t turn a corner at Crackley without bumping into a number!
Teachers had carefully planned an exciting array of different ‘number’ themed activities for pupils, which cleverly highlighted that maths and numbers really are everywhere – from the intervals and beats in a Music lesson to co-ordinates and graphing in Geography and Science and hopscotch in French. There were lots of in-class challenges and number bond relays which were all a lot of fun.
All the children in Key Stage 2 took part in a House Super Speedy Tables Challenge with plenty of amazing results, many children scored 20/20 in under one minute. The year group winners clocking up the fastest times for all correct scores were: J3 Joseph in 45 seconds, J4 Arthur in 45 seconds, J5 Georgie S, Georgie R and Matilda all in 33 seconds and J6 George in 32 seconds. The Houses placed 1st Jupiter, 2nd Venus, 3rd Mars and 4th Saturn, and Jupiter House Captain, Dhillon, was delighted to receive the Challenge Cup.
Junior 3 were visited for the day by a pair of Number Pharaohs who had travelled over 2,333 miles from 5,000 BC to teach the children in Junior 3 all about their ancient number system. They were very strict but luckily were impressed with their mathematical ability and skill at solving some tricky calculations.
And the children in Little Crackers Nursery joined in the fun, counting forwards and backwards, matching, recognising, adding, taking away inside, outside, and even at lunchtime!
All the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to ‘play’ with maths for the day, and it was all for a good cause, with the school raising £437.92 for the NSPCC charity.
Well done Crackley – we counted on you, and you didn’t let us down!