British kings in the 20th century

British kings in the 20th century:  comprehensions When you watch TV quiz shows such as ‘Pointless’, it is perhaps not surprising at the lack of knowledge many young people have with regard to past kings and queens of Britain. After all, our present monarch has been on the throne for over 60 years and most […]

Year 4 Assessment paper

Year 4 Assessment paper Great news for all those with children in year 4! We have just published our latest assessment paper for Year 4 which is available for subscribers and all those on a trial. It is certainly a comprehensive test, with over 90 questions covering the latest National Curriculum targets and is ideal […]

Key Stage 1 English: Types of Word

Key Stage 1 English: Types of Word Last year’s Key Stage 1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test paper was really challenging, especially the grammar. Questions such as the one below came up very early in the paper: 6. What type of word is underlined in the sentence below? Gran thought that the flowers were […]

Key Stage 2 Maths SAT Papers

Key Stage 2 Maths SAT Papers The beginning of a brand new school term and what better time for all those children who have just entered Year 6 to look forward to the Key Stage 2 Maths Papers that they will be taking next May. Schools will be working throughout the year to prepare their […]

Year 3 money

Year 3 money Learning to calculate with money really takes off in Year 3 and there are many activities which will help with this, both practical using coins and on paper with worksheets, including: Exchanging pence for £1,10p and 1p coins. For example: give 456 pence in £1, 10p and 1p coins (four £1 coins, […]

Calculator activities

Calculator activities Since the first hand held calculators were introduced in the 1970s there has been a debate about them being used in primary schools. The old KS2 Maths SAT Papers had a calculator paper so it would seem to make sense to teach how to use them effectively, if only to do well in […]

Year 5 fractions updates

Year 5 fractions updates The new primary maths programme of study really lays emphasis on teaching fractions; a topic which has always proved tricky in the past. In year 5 it is expected that children will be taught to: •    Compare fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number •    Find equivalent fractions […]