Number Day Resources

Download everything you need to make your Number Day a success.

It's maths but not as you know it!

 

Following feedback from many schools on school closures during early February we have decided to postpone Number Day to Friday 7 May 2021.  

We appreciate that many Special Schools remain open, and most schools are open to children who are classed as vulnerable and those of keyworkers.  We will therefore ensure our resources remain available for schools who wish to still do Number Day in February and we wish you every luck with your event. 

We know that this year’s Number Day might be a little bit different and we’re here to support you along the way. We have everything you need to make your Number Day event safe and fun. We have new activities and games that can be done in class bubbles and ways in which you can fundraise safely.

You'll receive your Number Day welcome pack and promotional posters about two weeks after you register and you can also download all of this year's resources below.

We’ve got lots of maths activities, games and fundraising ideas to ensure you have a really fun Number Day. Help us in making 2021 the biggest year yet!

Getting started

Planning your Number Day is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  • put the date in your diary – Friday 7 May 2021 (or another date that suits your school!)
  • plan your activities and fundraising – get your whole school involved! There are lots of ways you can have fun with numbers - we've got your favourite activities, and new activities for all ages (all of these can be downloaded below).
  • spread the word – we've sent posters to your school and you can download more below. Take a look at our assembly plan, promotional posters and letter to parents for easy ways to promote your Number Day and raise money to keep children safe.

Please bookmark this page as all Number Day resources and activities can be found here. If you need any support, please email numberday@nspcc.org.uk

New for 2021: Buddy's Key Challenge

(Primary and KS3/S1-3)

Take on Buddy’s Key Challenge in your school and help raise vital funds for the NSPCC. In classes, solve exciting maths puzzles against the clock with Buddy, the Speak out Stay safe mascot. There are ten puzzles to solve, and each one will reveal a piece of Buddy’s broken key that needs to be put back together again.

Compete in your bubble against other classes to see who can finish the challenge in the fastest time. Family and friends can support by sponsoring pupils to complete the challenge; every pound raised will help the NSPCC be here for children.

Tell us you are taking part in Buddy’s Key Challenge sponsored event for NSPCC and receive a free Inflatable Buddy for your school.

To receive your Buddy before your event, please send your name, school name and full postal address to numberday@nspcc.org.uk  

Take part in Buddy's Key Challenge

Download your resources

Buddy's Key Challenge (KS1)

Buddy's Key Challenge (KS2 without classroom limitations)

Buddy's Key Challenge (KS2 with classroom limitations)

Buddy's Key Challenge (KS3)

Maths activities

To help raise the vital funds we need to keep children safe you might like to Dress up for Digits and come up with your own number crunching fundraising or use some of our great mathematical activities, some created in partnership with Oxford University Press and Maths on Toast.

To help raise the vital funds we need to keep children safe you might like to Dress up for Digits and come up with your own number crunching fundraising or use some of our great mathematical activities, some created in partnership with Oxford University Press and Maths on Toast.

To help raise the vital funds we need to keep children safe you might like to Dress up for Digits and come up with your own number crunching fundraising or use some of our great mathematical activities, some created in partnership with Oxford University Press and Maths on Toast.

Dress up for digits

 

Dress up for Digits

Dress up for Digits

Simply ask your pupils and staff to wear an item of clothing with a number on it and bring in a suggested donation of £2. This can be a sports shirt or cap, even a onesie. Or why not get more creative as a dice or calculator! It's a great opportunity to get your local press involved and to come along and take a photo of the whole school.

Children in fancy dress

Promotional materials and fundraising resources

Let everyone know that your school is taking part and make it a real success. 

As soon as we receive your kind donation, we'll send you a thank you letter and certificate to display in your school. You can download individual certificates for children here.

Make your fundraising even more magnificent with some colourful bunting.

Assembly plan, presentation and videos

The best way to involve everyone at school is to hold a special assembly to launch your event.

Our new assembly plan, presentation and videos can help you to explain the work of the NSPCC and why you've chosen to support our work through fundraising.

Assembly plan

Presentation

Why your support counts

Illustrated coins

We rely on funding from amazing people in schools across the country, who like you, believe that every childhood is worth fighting for.

By getting your pupils involved in fundraising, you're helping us keep children like Sophie safe from abuse.

Help us in our fight for every childhood. You can download our sponsor forms below to raise money or ask your pupils to bring in a donation to take part in the activities.

Incentives

A token of our thanks:

As a thank you to those primary schools who raise over £500, we will send you an inflatable Buddy and for those who raise over £2000, we will send a fluffy Buddy. For post primary and other schools and organisations, we will offer you a free place on our online Child Protection course and five free places for those who raise more than £2000.

Keeping Children Safe Online:

Activities and Resources

Why not use this opportunity to teach pupils about staying safe online with our fun quizzes and resources?

For more resources to help your school keep children safe, explore our free teaching resources and lessons plans 

Games

We’ve got some fun ideas for Number Day games that can be done in small groups and class bubbles.

 

The teacher hides a variety of coloured balls or cards around the playground. The class is split into teams, and the coloured balls/cards are given a number value, ie: blue = 4. The teams need to collect as many as they can. The team with the highest value of the balls wins.

Lay a series of flash card equations on the floor in a line next to each other. Each player needs to move along their line shouting out their answers before they can move to the next one… who can beat the teacher to the end of the line? (This game could also be done on a white board)

You’ll need 6 recycled plastic bottles numbered 1-6.  Have the children take turns in bowling to knock the bottles over, they then have to count the numbers on the bottles and add up the numbers to get their score. Highest score wins the round.   (Use anti-bac wipes to keep the bottles sanitised)

Get the children to help you create a map of your school playground on paper. Then choose plot points for them to visit to find notes or small prizes.

Thee children can make their own bingo card using numbers up to 90. The teacher could set 90 maths questions where the answers are anything from 1 – 90 (eg: 2 x 4).  When the child gets the right answer, they mark that number off.   First one with a full house wins.

The teacher gives each child a card with a letter and a small number (similar to scrabble tokens).  In groups, children need to make as many words as they can with the letters they have and also the total of the words made if numbers are added together.

Split the class into two teams. Players compete against each other with two dice, they both roll the dice and add up (or subtract, or multiply if the teacher wants to increase the difficulty) the two dice together. The player with the highest number wins!

Pay your money in

We'll send all registered schools a paying-in form that'll explain how you can donate the money you've raised to the NSPCC. If you haven't received this within two weeks of registering, please let us know by emailing: numberday@nspcc.org.uk.  

You can pay in money directly to Barclays Bank, via cheque, online or by phone.  In addition to this, to support social distancing and be Covid friendly, you can also raise money and pay via ParentPay and JustGiving.

JustGiving: Set up your school’s fundraising page within our Number Day 2021 JustGiving Link 

ParentPay: We’ve teamed up with ParentPay to raise money for Number Day. Schools can set up a payment item, share with parents and carers and money raised will be donated directly to NSPCC.

Remember to share your fundraising with parents and carers, we’ve got our letter you can share on your schools’ social media site too.

Thanks to our partners

The Man Charitable Trust is Man Group’s philanthropic trust, which focuses its grant giving on literacy, numeracy and programmes that help disadvantaged people.

Its work helps disadvantaged people engage with education and build the
necessary skills to improve their life
chances and employment prospects. 

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Oxford University Press has once again teamed up with the NSPCC to provide exciting Number Day activities.

These have been designed to have clear links to the maths curriculum and also put the fun into fundraising!

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Maths on Toast is the family maths charity.Maths on toast

We want everyone to feel that maths is something they can do, and enjoy – so we're on a mission to give all families creative, human, social experiences of maths.