Horsley Woodhouse Primary School


Mathematics is essential for everyday life. It underpins so much of the world around us.

The aim of the Mathematics National Curriculum is to provide a solid foundation of skills and understanding, ensuring pupils are “fluent” solving calculations and are able to “reason mathematically” when solving problems by applying their knowledge.

Mathematics is taught on a daily basis however children will also be given the opportunity to use and apply their mathematical knowledge and understanding in other curriculum areas, such as science.

Teachers use the Mastery Approach to maths teaching: focusing children on gaining a thorough knowledge of one aspect of mathematics before moving onto a new concept. Children are taught in year-specific groups for maths so that teachers can focus on specific targets for children of that age.

Through the implementation of the National Curriculum, the school aims to instil a sense of enjoyment and curiosity for maths and to create confident mathematicians of all its pupils.

Main Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 6AT

Headteacher - Mrs Parmjit Atwal
School Business Officer - Ms Rachel Langford
Chair of Governors - Mr Steve Bramley (email: s.bramley@horsleywoodhouse.derbyshire.sch.uk)