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Year 4 Finding Fractions

Understanding fractions is a topic that requires a lot of practice and it is well worth going over concepts many times to make sure that children understand them. In Year 4 children need to explore fractions of shapes and quantities and through this, the meaning of the numerator and denominator. A great way to do […]

Year 1 Number

New this week is a set of pages on part-whole models to help children understand numbers up to 20. This is just one set of a terrific collection of resources for Number in Year 1, covering in great detail the following:• Counting objects up to 10 and matching to numbers• Counting on and back in […]

Year 6: Revise common multiples

Children in Year 6 will probably need some revision of multiples, especially common multiples and finding the lowest (least) common multiple (LCM). We get a multiple of a number when we multiply it by another whole number (not zero).Multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and so on.Children should recognise the […]

Year 1: Shape

Year 1: ShapeMany schools now introduce 3D shapes before 2D shapes – this makes a lot of sense as the 2D shapes can be seen from looking at 3D shapes. Simple 3D shapes such as cubes, cuboids, cylinders, cones and spheres are introduced in Year 1 and children need plenty of practice handling them and […]

Smallpox and Edward Jenner

We are all keenly awaiting positive news about a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19. Meanwhile our latest comprehension worksheets takes us back in time to focus on the incredible work of Edward Jenner who developed the vaccine for Smallpox, leading to its worldwide eradication. Edward Jenner was born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire on 17th May 1749 […]

Year 3: Pairs to make 100

There are many simple facts and techniques which help children become fast and accurate with mental arithmetic. One of them is to know, off by heart, pairs of numbers that make 100.Knowing these facts comes with practice, but even if they are not known there are still ways to respond really quickly. Realising that the […]


The semicolon has probably generated more debate than any other punctuation mark; indeed, some writers go out of their way to avoid using them. However, it is a clever little punctuation mark, with a number of uses. The main function is to create a pause in a sentence, somewhere between a comma and a full […]

Maths Mastery Resources for Year 5

Great news for Year 5: we have begun our collection of resources for use with each block of a typical Year 5 maths mastery programme. Resources for Years 1 to 4 have already proved to be very popular, designed to work alongside the mastery planning, providing extra resources and support.For a teacher these are superb […]

Year 6 Decimals

In Year 6 children will be working with numbers up to 3 decimal places and multiplying and dividing decimals by 10 and 100. We have plenty of excellent work on this and have just published a set of pages using place value charts to help with numbers with 3 decimal places. Place value charts are […]

Year 5 Addition On-screen activities

Plenty of challenging on-screen activities for Year 5 children, helping them to become fast and accurate with mentally adding large numbers. New games this week include:• Add a multiple of 1,000 to a 6-digit number• Add a multiple of 10,000 to a 6-digit number• Add a multiple of 100,000 to a 6-digit number• Add two […]