Number Day 2017 resources

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We're really excited that you've registered to take part in Number Day on Friday 3 February 2017.

We've got everything you need to make maths fun and to support your fundraising events and activities.

We won't be sending activities by post this year but all resources are available to download below.

Getting started

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

  • put the date in your diary – Friday 3 February 2017 (or another date that suits your school!)
  • plan your activities and fundraising – get the whole school involved! There are lots of ways you can have fun with numbers, see our activities for all ages below
  • spread the word – we've sent posters to your school and more are available to download below. Take a look at our assembly plans and letter for parents to help promote your event

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

Why your support counts

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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 safe from abuse and give them the childhood they deserve.

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.

Dress up for digits

Children in fancy dress

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.

It can be a sports shirt or cap, even a onesie. Or 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.

"Decagons, Pentagons, Quadrilaterals, Triangles and Heptagons battled it out but the victorious Nonagons won our Number Day battle! We raised money by selling treats, doing raffles, hook the duck and a human fruit machine and raised an incredible £1,300!"
Charlie Lee / Head of Maths, Copthorne Prep School, West Sussex

Maths activities

Ideas from your peers

Every year we are amazed by the inspirational fundraising ideas that schools come up with. Take a look at some of our favourite activities below:

Cake Take Away - pupils and parents bake and sell cakes with a number theme.

5 a Day – pupils are sponsored to eat their healthy 5 items a day over a week.

Digit diner - from devising a menu, costing it, putting together the price list, advertising and serving,the children organise a café/diner day with food and drinks.

Snakes and Adders  pupils are sponsored for the number of minutes they play snakes and ladders

Monopoly Marathon  pupils are sponsored for the number of minutes they play Monopoly

Bingo Bongo  work out the answers to a series of questions and cross the number off the bingo card

Domino Drive  pupils play dominos in groups of 4. Winners from each group play each other and so on until there is a Domino Champion

At the Movies – pupils are given a description of a film and they have to guess the title. All titles have numbers in them e.g. 2 fast 2 furious; 4 weddings and 1 funeral.

Piles of pounds  pupils build towers out of coins and measure the height and mass

Shape up!  pupils and teachers have a sponsored wake up and shape up workout session creating fun shapes

Pounds around  how many coins does it take to surround the hall or school?

Teacher sums – teachers wear numbers – pupils answer simple questions such as Mrs Smith (10) + Mr Jones (5) = 15

Test the Teacher – teachers take part in a sponsored tables test, pupils, families and friends sponsor the teachers. Why not ask a year group to write the questions?

What's the score? – get sponsored for sports. Why not play pupils v teachers?

Promotional materials and resources

Assembly plans, presentations and videos

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

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

Assembly plans

Assembly presentations

Case study to use in assemblies

Pay your money in

We have posted all registered schools a paying-in form that'll tell you how you can donate the money you've raised to the NSPCC. If you didn't receive this, please let us know by emailing:

As soon as we receive your kind donation, we'll send you a thank you letter and certificate to display in your school.

Thanks to our partners

Man Group logoThe 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. 

"We at Man AHL are very proud that the Man Charitable Trust supports the NSPCC’s Number Day, which plays a key role in promoting enthusiastic attitudes towards numeracy among children and young people in the UK. Together with the wider charitable activities of the NSPCC, Number Day underscores the Man Charitable Trust’s focus on numeracy and literacy, and its commitment to charities which work to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged in our society"
Sandy Rattray / CEO of Man AHL

Oxford University Press has once again teamed up with the NSPCC to produce some additional, exciting Number Day activities.

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

"For the third year running Oxford University Press is delighted to be supporting NSPCC Number Day. This initiative is a fantastic way to include all ages and abilities in number based challenges and makes maths meaningful for everyone. It also helps to raise awareness among pupils, teachers and parents of the incredible work delivered by the NSPCC. "
Heather Atkinson / Head of Marketing for UK schools

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