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Year 4 Addition

Year 4 Addition Our latest sets of addition worksheets for Year 4 really do show the relationship between addition and subtraction. We have two sets where the missing number in an addition sentence has to be found, which requires either subtraction or ‘counting on’. The third and fourth sets have missing digits rather than missing […]

Statistics in KS2 SATs

Statistics in KS2 SATs In the KS2 SATs some of the statistics (data handling) questions are easy, but some are very hard! We have just published 3 sets of practice pages based on the statistics questions that have cropped up over the last couple of years. Accessing information from tables and charts tend to be […]

Rounding large numbers

Rounding large numbers We have just added three more sets of worksheets on rounding large numbers, suitable for Year 5. The first two look at rounding numbers with 5 digits (including decimals) to the nearest 10 and 100. The third set looks at rounding the same 6-digit number to the nearest 100, 1 000 and […]

Year 1 Reasoning

Year 1 Reasoning One of my favourite types of activity: using a selection of number cards to answer ‘How many ways can you make ….. ?’ style questions. An important part of this is for children to describe in their own words what they are doing, how they can be certain they are correct, or […]

Shape and Measures in Reception

Shape and Measures in Reception We have just added a great selection of bright and colourful worksheets on Shape and Measures for Later Reception. These include matching 3-D shapes, bigger/biggest, longer/shorter and empty/full. Of course, the best way for children to understand these concepts is through practical activities and we have plenty of great ideas […]

Written methods of calculating in Year 3

Written methods of calculating in Year 3 As we like to concentrate on just one aspect of maths for each set of worksheets most of our calculation pages are found in the separate categories of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. However, it is important that children can switch quickly from one to the other and […]

Travelling by train to a holiday

Travelling by train to a holiday Earlier this year I was sitting in one of my favourite spots, watching the trains move to and from St Ives, across the magnificent Cornish beaches, when it occurred to me that this was an excellent starting point for some writing. So here it is, a great addition to […]

KS2 SAT Booster: rounding

KS2 SAT Booster: Rounding Rounding has been a very popular subject ever since the KS2 Maths SATs started all those years ago, and the subject is still cropping up in recent papers. The examiners try to make it hard by asking for the same number to be rounded to the nearest 100, 1 000 and […]

Year 4 division tables

Year 4 division tables Whilst we are all used to the traditional way of learning times tables it is important to be able to rapidly adapt the known information to solve number problems. For example, children may learn that 7 x 6 = 42 but they should be just as quick in finding 42 ÷ […]

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms and antonyms Two of my favourite books by the brilliant Scottish writers, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott provide the material for our latest sets of worksheets on synonyms and antonyms. Extracts from Treasure Island and Ivanhoe have some of the key words missing. Can the correct words be placed in the correct […]