IT was back to school for some parents as they joined pupils for a week of mathematical fun at a Bury primary school.

More than 100 parents, grandparents and carers came in to St Stephen's C.E. Primary School as pupils showcased their learning in 10 open workshops.

The week was organised to support the NSPCC's Numbers Day 2018 which took place on February 2 to raise money and awareness for the children's charity.

Year 1 teacher Mrs Garside said: "It was so valuable to engage our parents in the children's learning and further build our parent partnerships. Some of our parents were very competitive in the maths games."

Parents spoke of how they loved the opportunity to return to school and learn and commented on the way teachers made the lessons fun, brought maths to life, and how much the children loved their learning.

One Year 6 parent said: "I really enjoyed playing the games with my son and learning that Maths can be fun! I would love the opportunity to come in for more workshops in the future."

Over the week pupils took part in maths puzzles and challenges and on Number Day came in to school dressed as digits.

A special maths shop was also opened up after school selling equipment to help children with their home learning, including dice, beads and whiteboards.

Nine-year-old Jessie-Mae Weatherby said: "I really liked digits day on Friday as we dressed up and supported the NSPCC in order to help other children. I also liked it when my mum came into class to learn with me because we had lots of fun, even though she didn't win the game."

Deputy Headteacher Sally Denney added: "Our children love learning and it was a great way to showcase this to our parents and also provide ideas to further maths learning at home and, as always, strengthen our home/school links.

"Our parent partnership is very important to us and the feedback our parents give us is crucial to further school development."