High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340


High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Number Day 2019

Last week, the school was a hive of mathematical activity when the children took part in the nationwide NSPCC Number Day and raised £259 for the charity that helps young people have better, safer lives.

In the morning, year groups led their own fairground themed activities in their classrooms and then shared what they had done in a whole school assembly.

Reception: played a variety of fairground games and added up their scores whilst doing so. They also used shapes to make clown faces.

Year 1: practiced numbers to 100 using a large 100 square and measured the height of clowns using rulers.

Year 2: took part in a theme park challenge, calculating the cost of their rides and using squared paper to produce a map of the theme park

Year 3: designed a circus by pricing up various animals and using column addition and subtraction to help

Year 4: became theme park owners and tried not to go over budget for their rides and then responded to challenges occurring at theme parks using mental calculations

Year 5: took part in a carousel of fairground games, such as hook-a-duck, and used their four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

Year 6: played maths board games and designed and built rollercoaster marble runs on which they timed how long it took the marble to reach the end.

During the day, each class visited the fairground in the hall and played a series of games whilst also using their estimating and prediction skills to guess the number of sweets in the jar and how much the cake weighed. The scores were close when guessing how many sweets were in the jars and the cake had to be split into thirds as 3 people guessed the closest! Well done to our winners: