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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 […]

Year 2 Reasoning

Year 2 Reasoning Many schools are now trying a ‘mastery programme’ as used in Singapore and other parts of the Far East, to give children a deep understanding and fluency in the fundamentals of maths. Reasoning is an essential part of this. Our very latest reasoning pages look at place value and how many different […]

Year 6 scale drawing

Year 6 scale drawing Drawing 2-D shapes accurately is an important part of the Year 6 programme of study. We have just published two sets of worksheets on drawing 2-D shapes given the dimensions and angles. All the shapes are shown with information about the length of sides and angle but they are not to […]

Nouns in Year 1

Nouns in Year 1 We have already produced some great sets of worksheets on common and proper nouns and some fun pages on collective nouns, all aimed at older children. However, nouns are now considered to be part of Year 1 work. With this in mind, our latest resources on nouns have been written for […]

Left handed maths

Left handed maths Did you know that about 10% of the population are left-handed? Some of the most famous people from history were left handed, including: Julius Caesar, Mozart, Napoleon, Queen Victoria, Lord Baden-Powell and Albert Einstein. Many left-handed people will know that there is actually a left-handed shop that sells everything from fountain pens […]

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms and antonyms Tricky words for two easily understood ideas! A synonym is a word that has the same, or nearly the same meaning as another word. Happy and joyful are synonyms. An antonym is a word opposite in meaning to another word. Happy and sad are antonyms. We have just published seven sets of […]

Palaeolithic Britain worksheets

Palaeolithic Britain worksheets Our latest comprehension worksheets focus on the Stone Age. We go back nearly 1 million years to 800 000 to 10 000 years BC and look at Palaeolithic Britain and the people living here. At that time Britain was still connected to mainland Europe and it is thought that humans came here […]

Year 6 co-ordinates

Year 6 co-ordinates Using co-ordinates with games such as Battleships can be really fun, but the co-ordinate questions that come up on a regular basis in the Year 6 SAT papers tend to be quite tricky. By Year 6, children should be able to plot and interpret points in all four quadrants, using negative numbers […]

Interpret bar charts with negative numbers in Year 4

Interpret bar charts with negative numbers in Year 4 We have an excellent collection of worksheets for Year 4 Statistics including tally charts, pictograms and bar charts and we have just published a tricky set on interpreting bar charts using negative numbers. This is not an explicit target for Year 4 although bar charts and […]