Adding it all up for the NSPCC...

Schools within the Gateway Learning Community recently held a specialist Number Day, to raise funds for the NSPCC.

Pupils took part in many activities including a Multiplication Bee which saw the quickest pupil from each class go head to head to become the Times Table Champion. Being a requirement for every child to know their 12 times table by the end of Year 4, this was something that Hilda (Lansdowne) had no problem with, fighting off worthy contenders in Year 5 & Year 6 to become the School Champion. Parents were invited in to watch and encourage their children.

The competition bug also spread amongst the teachers, with Mrs Winter (Lansdowne) and Mr Quinlan (Gateway Primary Free School) taking the teacher crowns.

Other activities included calculating the fraction, percentage and decimal amount of different colours in a packet of sweets, investigating averages of the length of standing jumps, weighing out ingredients to cook biscuits and cakes, estimating the amount of sweets in the jar and building a robot as a pellet launcher and subsequently measuring the distance it travelled.

Mrs Clare Hall, GLC Maths Lead, said “With all the activities that took place, fundraising whilst learning was the key to its success, resulting in a healthy £1,200 raised for the NSPCC. I would like to thank all staff and the pupils for a really fantastic day!”

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