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Year 3 Place Value and Addition

In Year 3 children will begin to understand how 3-digit numbers are made up; for example, they will express 345 as 3 hundreds, 4 tens and 5 ones. This partitioning of numbers is vital when it comes to mentally adding up two 3-digit numbers. Our latest set of worksheets really helps with this, with questions […]

Year 2 Making 10 Revision

New this week is a quick revision set on making 10 at the chocolate factory. How many ways can two or three types of chocolate be placed in a chocolate box? This is a great way to check on what has been learned in Year 1 and how confident children are with pairs of numbers […]

Year 1 Number: More or Less

At the beginning of Year 1 children will practice placing numbers on a number track and then the language of one more and one less will be introduced. They need to know that one more is the number after the starting number and one less is the number before and should use their counting skills […]

Reception: on, under and above

‘On’, ‘under’ and ‘above’ are the words we feature this week, with three new sets of worksheets on position for Reception children. There is a whole range of practical situations and play activities where these terms can be used both in the classroom and outside and these pages can be used as a check to […]

Year 1 Money

Working with money in Year 1 is a great way to consolidate number skills, especially counting on and back and finding small totals. Our latest sets of pages involve plenty of practical activity. For example, on the first page children are asked to colour in the number of pennies that match a 5p coin. One […]

Money in Years 2 and 3

In Year 2 children will continue to become more familiar with the equivalent value of coins; for example, five 2p coins are equivalent to one 10p coin. We have just published four great new sets which look at this in detail, using all the coins from 50p to 1p. For those children who are less […]

Years 5 and 6 Timed Subtraction Games

When working with large numbers it is not possible to answer lots of questions within one minute, but it is surprising just how many correct answers can be achieved with top-notch mental arithmetic skills. Four new games for Year 5 have just been published:• Subtract from 1,000• Subtract from 10,000• Subtract a multiple of 10,000• […]

English Comprehensions: More Planets

We continue to add to our comprehensions on space with more fascinating facts about the remaining planets. New this week are:JupiterWith a radius of about 43,500 miles, Jupiter is 11 times wider than Earth. If Earth were the size of a grape, Jupiter would be about as big as a basketball.SaturnSaturn is the sixth planet […]

Reception: Matching Sets of Objects

Reception: Matching Sets of ObjectsBeing able to count objects is a crucial part of early maths work and future success with maths depends upon it. Interestingly, it involves more than may at first be apparent.Firstly, children need to realise that each object can only be counted once. To begin with it is a good idea […]

Year 6 Order of Operations

By Year 6 children should be familiar with the idea of having rules to decide in what order mathematical operations are carried out.In its simplest form this can be described as BODMAS First do the operations that are in brackets. Then do any divisions. Thirdly do any multiplicationsLastly, do any additions and subtractions(A similar acronym […]