Why do we need maths?

March 4, 2012

“It gives us fun things to play with, for a start”

From protecting ourselves against useless insurance plans to creating computer games, numeracy is essential for our society.”

Read more here:


Teenagers teenage boys playing computer games


Printable Times Tables

January 12, 2012

Find and print our times table chart here: Times Tables A4

or a version up to 12 here: Times Table to 12

New Hernhill School Brochure 2011

November 18, 2011

Hernhill School has created a new Prospectus. This is useful for new and existing parents and includes information on the curriculum and how it is taught in the school:


Hernhill School

GCSE Maths to be split?

August 13, 2011

“GCSE maths should be split in two, offering deeper study for students with an aptitude for the subject while allowing other pupils to become fully numerate in a smaller area of the curriculum, according to a taskforce headed by the TV presenter Carol Vorderman”.

Find out more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/aug/08/maths-taskforce-gcse-split?intcmp=239


Literacy & Numeracy Workshops

June 23, 2011

Hernhill School will now be running Literacy & Numeracy workshops for parents. We have therefore cancelled our workshops on the 2nd July. Please let us know if you are unable to attend the school workshops and we will arrange and alternative session at Open Dawes.

The ” Reading Evening for Parents” will be held at the school on Tuesday 5th July at 7.00pm

The Numeracy Workshop will be held at the school next academic year. Again, if you are unable to attend this session, please let us know and we will arrange an alternative workshop at Open Dawes.

There will also be an IT “Parent Information Evening & Presentation about the use of IT in School” at the the school on Thursday 7th July at 7.00pm. (Please note that this has changed due to the National Strike)


Maths Games

May 19, 2011

If your children are asking for Gordon’s Flash Maths Games – this is where you find them and there are all sorts of other interactive resources:


Recommended by a year 2 teacher!

Primary Maths Explained

March 2, 2011

Maths is no longer maths, it’s numeracy and things have changed – a lot!

You’ll just have to forget the old methods and get with the programme.  These websites should make it childsplay:


Parent’s Numeracy Handbook:     http://www.bishopwood.herts.sch.uk/pdfs/parents_numeracy_handbook.pdf

What is a number line?        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZh6p3kUdyA

What is a number bond?     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqVdjE8ptR8


What are the Grid Method & Chunking?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11258175 (Really useful for KS2-watch the clips!)

KS2 Maths help:


Maths games online:







Number bonds worksheets


Free downloads for numeracy & literacy


Lots of information and links to useful websites here:



For the real nitty-gritty curriculum stuff:




How to help with primary reading, maths, homework

February 17, 2011

How to help your child develop basic learning skills at primary school – a simple guide:



If you have any other suggestions, please comment above.

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