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Year 6 Fractions

Focus this week on Year 6 Fractions Some of the hardest Year 6 Maths can be found in the Fractions, Decimals and Percentages strand. Fortunately, we have an extensive range of resources to help with this and we have also just reorganised them to make finding exactly what you want easier and quicker. The resources […]

Captain Cook

Captain Cook 250 years ago, in October 1769 James Cook and botanist Joseph Banks were aboard the first European vessel to reach New Zealand since 1642. The Māori people were unfamiliar with large ships and they thought that the Endeavour was a floating island or a gigantic bird. Cook sailed the Endeavour close to the […]

KS2 English Grammar Paper for 2019

KS2 English Grammar Paper for 2019 The Key Stage 2 English grammar and punctuation test in May 2019 was made up of 50 questions, with one mark for each question. Children had 45 minutes to complete the test. Some questions required no writing, others a word, a few words or a complete sentence. The questions […]

Number questions on the KS2 Maths Reasoning Papers

Focus this week: Number questions on the KS2 Maths Reasoning Papers Questions about number form an important part of the KS2 Reasoning Papers, with varying degrees of difficulty. There are always one or two questions taken from both the Year 4 and Year 5 Programme of Study, which should be easy marks to pick up. […]

Year 1 Number updates

Year 1 Number updates At this time of the year there are many young children who are still coming to grips with counting on and back in ones, and they need as much practice as possible. Of course, much of this will be done practically but there are also opportunities to use images on paper […]

New Year 4 on-screen practice for addition

New Year 4 on-screen practice for addition Suitable for PCs, Macs, tablets and iPhones, our latest on-screen activities focus on mental arithmetic skills for Year 4. Starting with unlimited practice of 2-digit addition we move onto adding multiples of 100 and making a total of 10,000. Where appropriate we use bar models and number lines […]

KS2 Maths SAT Papers 2019 freely available

KS2 Maths SAT Papers 2019 freely available Using SAT papers to help prepare for the test The KS2 Maths SAT papers for 2019 are now freely available on the site. They consist of three Papers and a Mark Scheme. Paper 1 is an Arithmetic Paper, with 30 minutes to answer 36 questions, so there is […]

KS2 Maths SATs practice

KS2 Maths SATs practice Over the next few months we will be concentrating on creating the most up-to-date resources to cover the KS2 Maths Reasoning Papers. This week we have published a set of pages on counting in steps of powers of 10. (The content domain reference is 5N1: Year 5 number statement 1.) This […]

Maths Mastery in Years 1, 2 and 3

Maths Mastery in Years 1, 2 and 3 If you are following a maths mastery programme we now have a superb range of material which we are sure you will find useful to supplement work done in school or to help at home. Year 1: Block 1: Number and Place Value We have printable worksheets […]

Year 3 Number on-screen activities

Year 3 Number on-screen activities Looking for something different which will really help children’s knowledge and understanding of number, but only take a couple of minutes? Why not try our Year 3 Number on-screen activities. We have just published 12 new activities covering counting on and back in multiples of 50 and 100, finding 100 […]