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 […]

Year 1 and 2: Bar Modelling

Year 1 and 2: Bar Modelling Bar modelling is a powerful visual method of helping children with their calculating. The term is used extensively in Singapore where children make excellent progress with Maths and is now being used more and more in this country. It is a pictorial approach to calculating, using visual models and […]

Later Reception Counting

Reception: Counting Worksheets It is some time since we have added much to our Reception categories so we are pleased to announce that there are a large number of new resources in both: Later Reception Counting and Later Reception Counting and Matching Our aim with both these sections is to create clear and simple maths […]


Fables A fable is a short story which conveys a moral, often with animals as the characters. Probably the best known of all fable writers is Aesop, a storyteller who lived in Greece around 600 BC. At that time the stories were passed on orally and it was not until several centuries later that they […]

KS1 SAT Arithmetic

KS1 SAT Arithmetic Undoubtedly the major new resource this week is the fantastic collection of  resources to help children with the KS1 Arithmetic Paper. With 21 new sets of pages containing over 80 worksheets, just on aspects of Arithmetic, this must make our KS1 test resources for the Arithmetic Paper some of the very best […]

KS2 Calculation Practice for the Reasoning Paper

KS2 Calculation Practice for the Reasoning Paper Whilst there is now a whole paper devoted to arithmetic in the KS2 tests, there are still plenty of calculation questions in the Reasoning Papers. Today we have published a range of worksheets which give plenty of practice at some of the easier style questions on this Reasoning […]

Year 5 Weekly Programme

Year 5 Weekly Programme The next 6 weeks of the Year 5 Weekly Programme has been eagerly anticipated by those who are looking for a short package of material covering all the major topics for maths in Year 5, and now it is here! Week 19 takes a hard look at mental arithmetic and the […]