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‘Learning to Succeed’


At Homerswood Primary and Nursery School, we believe that a good understanding of Mathematics is vital for every child's future. 


Mathematics equips pupils with the uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.


Mathematics is important in everyday life, and is integral to all aspects of life. 

With this in mind we endeavour to ensure that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic

attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them forever.



Termly Newletters

Maths Question of the Week (22.1.18)

Write out the numbers from one to ten in alphabetical order. Are any in the correct place?



Now try it with the numbers to twenty and then to thirty.


Answers on a post-it note and given to Miss Kettle by Friday - Happy investigating!

Maths in Reception

This week in reception the children have been exploring number bonds to 8 using spiders legs. Lots of exciting Maths learning and enthusiastic children. Well done Reception! smiley

Math-magician club day - Problem solving using playing cards

Day 1 of Maths club and the children were faced with a count down conundrum - seeing who could get the closest to 154 using only the numbers on the board (and using them only once). This was tough but the children persevered and found a variety of ways to meet the target - Excellent work! They then had to figure out my magic trick using the playing cards. The children were amazed and spent 15minutes of focused work trying to figure out the order of the cards. Some children came very close. A challenge has been set to see who can figure it out and show us next week....Good Luck smiley The children were engaged and excited about the activity whilst using mathematical terminology and working with their peers. Well done to all math-magicians. See you next week!

Maths Newsletter Autumn Term 2016

Fluency Parent Workshop - 13th October 2016

We held a very successful workshop all about Maths Fluency for parents of children in Years 1 & 2.  The feedback was 100% positive.  Everyone who attended felt that they would change the way they help their child with maths in the future and 100% would recommend attending a future event.


We do plan to run this workshop again in January as an evening session, but in the meantime, the power-point is attached.   

Fluency Parent Workshop Power-point

Homerswood Mathematics Curriculum

Click on a year group to understand what they will be learning in mathematics during the year.

Year 3 and Year 4 Whizz Kids Maths Workshop
Thursday 22nd January 2015
Six children from Year 3 and Year 4 were selected to go on a Whizz Kids Maths Workshop in Stevenage.  They spent all day problem solving, discussing mathematics and working collaboratively.  Everyone had an amazing day and learnt absolutely loads!

Level 6 Maths Workshop   -   Tuesday 13th January 2015

On Tuesday 13th January 2015 three children from Year 6 went to St. Albans with Mrs Cropley and spent the entire day working on various elements of the Level 6 Curriculum.  The workshop was really practical and covered volume, algebra, n-th term and data handling.  It was a brilliant day and EVERYONE, (including Mrs Cropley,) took loads of methods, ideas and increased understanding away with them at the end of the day!

Mathematics Newsletter - Autumn Term 2015
Changes to the Maths Curriculum by Year Group

Bumble the Bubbly Maths Clown Workshops!


Everyone had a fantastic couple of days when Bumble the Bubbly Math Clown came to visit Homerswood on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th January 2015.  Bumble held an assembly on the first morning and then across the two days spent an hour with every class, from Nursery right through to Year 6.  His focus was on shape, measure and included some problem solving activities.  There was even an after school workshop which loads of families came and enjoyed! 

Level 6 Revision Day

Parent Addition & Subtraction Information Evening

On Thursday 6th March 2014 we held a maths information evening which focused on addition and subtraction.  Parents of children from Year 1 through to Year 4 were invited to attend.


We had a full classroom of parents at the event, who all agreed that it was an informative evening, which gave useful information about methods that are currently used in class.  Four teachers were at the event, giving parents the opportunity to talk with them after the session.    


Please find above a link to the power-point that was shown during the evening.


Based on the positive feedback from the parents that attended, we now plan to run an event on multiplication and subtraction in the future.