Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check will begin on the week commencing 12th June 2017. It is designed to show how well children can use the phonics skills they have learned, but perhaps more importantly it identifies those who need extra help. It is certainly nothing for parents to worry […]

Subtracting mentally in Year 3

Subtracting mentally in Year 3 Mental arithmetic should still be a vital part of lessons for children in Year 3  and we have just published three new sets of worksheets on specific skills of subtraction. The first set takes a look at subtracting 9 from 3-digit numbers. Children should already be familiar with the idea […]

Year 4 Short Division

Year 4 Short Division Probably one of the hardest aspects of maths that children meet in Year 4 is short division. Short division is an abridged version of long division, involving more mental arithmetic but less written work. The division calculation is started in the same way as long division, leaving space for the answer […]

Aviators and aviatrixes Sunday 16th April 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Wilbur Wright. He and his brother Orville are famous for inventing and building the first powered flying machines that were fully controlled by pilots. 2017 is also the 80th anniversary of the disappearance of the record breaking pilot Amelia Earhart. […]

KS2 Maths Reasoning Paper: Fractions and Decimals

KS2 Maths Reasoning Paper: Fractions and Decimals Our aim to have full coverage of every aspect of the Maths KS2 SAT Papers edges ever nearer with a new collection of worksheets on fractions and decimals. A great emphasis was put on fractions in the new Programme of Study in 2014 and this has been reflected […]

Year 6 Percentages

Year 6 Percentages When introducing percentages children are usually asked to work out the percentage mentally e.g. 50% of 200 is 100 or 10% of 50 is 5. This uses the knowledge that 50% is the same as half and 10% is the same as one tenth. However, when presented with a question such as: […]

KS1 SAT Calculations on the Reasoning Paper

KS1 SAT Calculations on the Reasoning Paper A  month ago we wrote that more KS1 test practice materials would soon be available and here they are! Basing all these worksheets on last year’s KS1 Reasoning Paper, we have sets of work on solving problems using addition and subtraction, odd and even numbers, recognizing fractions, finding […]

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat What is a runcible spoon? Well, it appears in the wonderful nonsense poem written in 1871 by Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat. Voted the nation’s most beloved children’s poem in 2014 (The Guardian), it highlights how traditional stories and rhymes are still being passed down from one generation […]

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day There are some days of the year that we do not want to forget and Mothering Sunday, or Mother’s Day as it is sometimes known, is one of them. It is now a day which honours mothers and other mother figures such as grandmothers, with the giving of cards and presents, but it […]

KS2 SAT Calculations on the Reasoning Paper

KS2 SAT Calculations on the Reasoning Paper It is not too long now before the Year 6 tests and we have just published four new sets of questions to help with some of the harder style questions on the KS2 Maths Reasoning Paper. The first looks at multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and […]