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 […]

Year 1 addition

With over 170 pages of questions and answers our Year 1 Addition category is a really superb resource. It covers the Programme of Study as stated below: Pupils should be taught to: •    read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs •    represent and use number bonds and […]

World War One heroes

World War One heroes One hundred years ago we were in the middle of probably the worst war ever known to mankind and we continue to remember this time with a series of comprehensions looking at three heroes of the war: The Red Baron, Edith Cavell and Lawrence of Arabia. The Red Baron was Germany’s […]

Angles on a straight line

Recognising angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and finding missing angles, are all part of the new Year 6 Programme of Study and will no doubt feature heavily in future year 6 SAT papers. We have just published our first set of worksheets on calculating […]

Sudoku puzzles

Sudoku puzzles The modern version of Sudoku was invented in 1979 by Howard Garns in USA (where it was called `Number Place’).  It became really popular in Japan in the 1980s and in the UK since late 2004. It is now quickly spreading worldwide.  The word Sudoku is an abbreviation of a phrase which means […]

Spelling: tious and ible word endings

Spelling: tious and ible word endings Words ending in ‘tious’ tend to be pretty tricky to spell and our latest set of spelling patterns prove the point. There are some great words ending with ‘tious’ including bumptious, scrumptious, superstitious and surreptitious, which provide a real spelling challenge as well as interesting vocabulary work. Children love […]

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter To celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday we have written a fabulous set of comprehension worksheets about her and also about her most famous book, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. They comprehensions have been written at two ability levels, making it easy to provide material for a range of ages or reading. We also […]

Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms Synonym is a tricky word to spell but has a simple meaning. A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase. For example:  small and little are synonyms as they have the same meaning. Unsurprisingly the word comes from Ancient Greek, with […]