Collier Row school’s special maths week teaches children importance of money

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 July 2017

Clockhouse Primary School pupils enjoyed a maths quiz. Picture: Michelle Merchant

Clockhouse Primary School pupils enjoyed a maths quiz. Picture: Michelle Merchant

Michelle Merchant

Primary school pupils had a fun time during a week dedicated to learning about the importance of maths.

Guests from the Metro Bank visited children at Clockhouse Primary School, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row, to teach the youngsters the value of saving and budgeting.

Pupils also solved puzzles, made wooden money boxes, and used their shape and measuring skills to build a village.

“Maths week provides the children with the opportunity to develop their problem solving and social skills,” said maths teacher, Michelle Merchant.

“[The children also] completed a project which required them to make a profit by designing their own fair ground.”

The teacher added that the youngsters, from Years 3 to 6, had lots of fun during their special week which lasted from Monday, July 26 to Friday, July 30.

Ms Merchant said that creative activities can help engage youngsters including those who lack confidence.

Latest Romford News Stories

The London Borough of Havering have for decades paid more for our services than inner London areas who have received much larger grants from central government, compared to outer London areas.

Yesterday, 15:00

The creation of the National Health Service in 1948 was not universally welcomed, as Prof Ged Martin discovered

Yesterday, 10:00

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Fri, 17:30

A musical variety group that spent more than 50 years performing in hospitals and care homes, still meets up to reminisce about the days of musical festivities and fundraising.

Fri, 17:28

Police in Hertfordshire are appealing to members of the public in Havering for help in tracking down a wanted man they believe is in the Romford area.

Fri, 16:40

These are the Havering roads to miss next week if you don’t want to risk delays.

Fri, 16:09

Rats swarming in and out of bin bags, roaming confidently across front gardens and gnawing their way through fences.


Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now