Left handed maths

Left handed maths Did you know that about 10% of the population are left-handed? Some of the most famous people from history were left handed, including: Julius Caesar, Mozart, Napoleon, Queen Victoria, Lord Baden-Powell and Albert Einstein. Many left-handed people will know that there is actually a left-handed shop that sells everything from fountain pens […]

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms and antonyms Tricky words for two easily understood ideas! A synonym is a word that has the same, or nearly the same meaning as another word. Happy and joyful are synonyms. An antonym is a word opposite in meaning to another word. Happy and sad are antonyms. We have just published seven sets of […]

Palaeolithic Britain worksheets

Palaeolithic Britain worksheets Our latest comprehension worksheets focus on the Stone Age. We go back nearly 1 million years to 800 000 to 10 000 years BC and look at Palaeolithic Britain and the people living here. At that time Britain was still connected to mainland Europe and it is thought that humans came here […]

Year 6 co-ordinates

Year 6 co-ordinates Using co-ordinates with games such as Battleships can be really fun, but the co-ordinate questions that come up on a regular basis in the Year 6 SAT papers tend to be quite tricky. By Year 6, children should be able to plot and interpret points in all four quadrants, using negative numbers […]

Interpret bar charts with negative numbers in Year 4

Interpret bar charts with negative numbers in Year 4 We have an excellent collection of worksheets for Year 4 Statistics including tally charts, pictograms and bar charts and we have just published a tricky set on interpreting bar charts using negative numbers. This is not an explicit target for Year 4 although bar charts and […]

Using bar modelling to help with tables

Using bar modelling to help with tables Bar modelling is proving a big hit in primary schools at the moment and I believe that the approach has much to commend it. Visual models give children a quick and easy way to grasp a concept without the complication of words. So, there is no reason not […]

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 […]