Finding the mean

Finding the mean How mean can statistics questions get? As it happens not very mean at all, as they are usually quite straightforward. We tend to use the word average in everyday speech and finding the mean is very much the same as finding the average. It is quite easy to do: just add up […]

Help your child to understand fractions in Year 3

Help your child to understand fractions in Year 3 Practical work is the key to success! Children coming into Year 3 should have a sound understanding of simple fractions, especially halves, quarters and thirds. They should have had plenty of practical experience dividing shapes and sets of objects into quarters and thirds. There are several […]

KS2 SAT Reasoning: Angle

KS2 SAT Reasoning: Angle There are two key targets in Year 6 concerning angle. They are: •    6G4a Find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons •    6G4b Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles This has been reflected […]

Year 2 fractions

Year 2 fractions New this week is a set of worksheets on finding fractions of lengths. Fractions is one of those subjects which can cause a lot of problems so it is important to get a sound early understanding. Children should come into Year 2 (age 6-7) being able to recognise halves and quarters and […]

Wellingtons, Mackintoshes and Sandwiches

Wellingtons, Mackintoshes and Sandwiches We have had fun writing our latest set of comprehension worksheets which look at everyday items with a historical background. Did you know that Wellington boots, Mackintosh coats and sandwiches are all named after their inventors? Wellington boots were invented by 1st Duke of Wellington (who famously claimed victory over Napoleon […]

Times Tables

Times Tables Why learning times tables is important. Knowing times tables is very important for children for many reasons. Perhaps the most obvious is that it saves time when calculating. If a child has to count up in fives and count on fingers to know how many lots have been counted (i.e. 5, 10, 15, […]

Famous Nurses and The Crimea

Famous Nurses and The Crimea Our latest set of comprehension worksheets look at the lives and work of two very famous women, Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. Both helped to save many lives during the Crimean War, but with very different approaches. We have written the worksheets at three different ability levels to make it […]

Year 5 weekly programme

Year 5 weekly programme The final six weeks of the year 5 weekly programme are now available and there is plenty of tricky work for these last weeks. Week 31 takes a look at large numbers, percentages, money problems, graphs and angle, as well as formal written methods of multiplication and subtraction. Week 32 concentrates […]

Father’s Day worksheets

Father’s Day worksheets Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the UK. It is a day when we can think of our fathers and grandfathers and many people make a special effort to go and visit their fathers on this day. The origin of Father’s Day is not clear. Some people […]

Early Reception Counting Worksheets Updated

Early Reception Counting Worksheets Updated The ability to calculate mentally lies at the heart of success with number and the importance of a good start cannot be over emphasised. Some children will only be four when they start in Reception, others will only have two terms before moving on to Year 1. Some will have […]