NSPCC National Numbers Day 2023: Speak Out and Stay Safe

Did you know that there is only one number in the Hindu-Arabic system that, when written as a word, is spelt with the same number of letters as itself?* And that every prime number has an ‘e’ in it when written down? (We spent a good few minutes running through them in our head, and it checks out!) 

Bright maths sticker showing blue calculator on yellow background with caption good mathsFriday 3rd February is the NSPCC National Numbers Day 2023 and, not only is it a good chance to encourage a love of numbers, it’s also a brilliant opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of encouraging children to speak to others if they have any concerns.

National Numbers Day is the official fundraising day of the NSPCC (National Society good speaking sticker with Playful toucan character on green backgroundfor Prevention of Cruelty to Children). It aims to not only raise money to support the charity’s work but also supports their Speak Out, Stay Safe campaign. This programme helps to give children the confidence and awareness to speak to a trusted adult if they ever find themselves in an uncomfortable or worrying situation.

Whatever key stage your pupils are at, there are lots of fun activities to get involved in. Children can ‘Dress Up for Digits’ by wearing a piece of clothing with a number on it, and there are lots of quizzes and activities available on the Number Day website too https://www.nspcc.org.uk/support-us/charity-fundraising/schools-fundraising-ideas/number-day/ 

Check out our range of maths stickers to join in with the fun too (https://thestickerfactory.co.uk/search-stickers/?_search=maths&_stype=nameSearch). They’re great to support literacy work, but all of our rewards are also a great way to support the important communication between children, home, and school, helping to establish links and create a network so that children and young people feel comfortable and confident to share their concerns.

*It’s four! Well done if you thought of it.

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