Summer Time and Easter

Summer Time and Easter The clocks have gone forward and Easter is just around the corner! What better time to remind you of our great Easter maths worksheets which are completely free (they don’t count towards credits used, either as a member or whilst on trial.) The first sets of fun worksheets for younger children […]

Active and Passive sentences

Active and Passive sentences In a passive sentence what would usually be the object of the sentence is turned into the subject. Here is a sentence: Tom hit the ball. The subject is Tom and the object is the ball. This is called the active voice. Turn this round so that the subject (the ball) […]

Comparing numbers in Year 1

Comparing numbers in Year 1 A key target in Year 1 is for children to use their knowledge of numbers up to 20 to compare two or three numbers. Terms such as larger/smaller and largest/smallest should be understood and used with confidence. At first children might need a variety of concrete resources such as counters, […]

KS1 Maths SATs Past Papers

KS1 Maths SATs Past Papers The Key Stage 1 Mathematics test seems rather irrelevant in the current situation but parents might like to see how well their children would have done in the tests. It is made up of two papers, an Arithmetic Paper and a Reasoning Paper and they are taken by children approaching […]

Rounding Games for Year 4

Rounding Games for Year 4 There are some topics which are ideal for on-screen activities, where children enter their answers on the keyboard rather than using pen and paper. Rounding numbers is one such topic. Six new on-screen activities have been published this week: • Rounding a 3-digit number to the nearest 10 • Rounding […]

Fairy Tale Comprehensions: Hansel and Gretel

Fairy Tale Comprehensions: Hansel and Gretel The story of Hansel and Gretel is believed to have originated in the Baltic states as long ago as the 14th century. This was a time when there were great famines and desperate deeds were carried out, including abandoning children (often in woods) to fend for themselves to allow […]

Place Value Grids in Year 6

Place Value Grids in Year 6 Place value grids are proving to be extremely popular in primary schools, not least in Year 6 to help understand very large numbers. Our latest pages use these grids to help add 100,000, 10,000 and 1,000 to numbers in the millions as well as helping to read the numbers […]

Year 5 Decimals

Year 5 Decimals We have just extended our Year 5 resources on decimals up to 2 decimal places. Place value grids are a good way to show tenths and hundredths and this can also be done practically using number discs and a larger grid to display decimals. We have also added a set of pages […]

Subtraction in Year 4

Subtraction in Year 4 Our latest pages on subtraction are designed to help children use their knowledge to subtract two 4-digit numbers. Using place value grids, there are no exchanges to be made when doing this; the key idea is to concentrate on the correct place value for each digit. We have a great selection […]

Year 2 Length

Year 2 Length A key objective in the Year 2 Measurement programme of study is to: ‘Compare and order lengths.’ Children should be able to order more than two lengths, from shortest to longest, at first using only the same unit of measurement. This will also help with ordering numbers to 100. Later, when confident […]