Children from Wheatfield Primary School in Winnersh enjoyed a day of fun for the benefit of others recently when they hosted a Numbers Day to raise money for charity.
This year the school has chosen to support the work of the NSPCC, so pupils took part in a day of number and numeracy-themed activities to raise money for the good cause.
“There were activities for all ages across the school and the children were dressed up in all sorts of number-related clothing,” said assistant head Tamara Brown. “That way, as well as bringing in money for the school’s charity, we also reinforced the learning message, making learning more fun and encouraging the children to have a positive attitude towards numeracy.
“Our Reception class went on a numbers walk around the school looking for where they could find numbers in different contexts, and printed them in their art class, whilst other classes created huge chalk number squares out in the playground, learning through play”.
Wheatfield Primary, along with local partner school Windmill, is part of the GLF Schools group, a rapidly-expanding Surrey-based multi-academy trust, which runs more than a dozen schools across Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire and Oxford, based on a scheme of collaborative learning.
Preparations for Numbers Day began before children had even arrived at school, as they were encouraged to come in wearing numbered clothing, with some going the extra mile and creating their own.
“One little girl had a snakes and ladders board on her t-shirt,” said Mrs Brown. “Parents played their part too, sending in bags of coppers for the charity, which we used to discuss money and also to spell out the letters NSPCC in coins. Overall, it was a fun day for the children, built around essential learning, and raising money for a good cause. Thanks to everyone who helped make the day a success on every level.”
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