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Year 6 maths games with a calculator

Year 6 maths games with a calculator Getting children to use a calculator efficiently and accurately has been more or less dismissed by the latest curriculum, but we believe that it is vitally important that children know how and when to use a calculator rather than mental or written methods. Checking answers is one such. […]

Word lists for the programme of study, years 5-6

Word lists for the programme of study, years 5-6 We are pleased to announce that we have just completed the final two sets of activities for the year 5 to 6 words which are a statutory part of the English programme of study. There are some quite tricky words in these lists, such as rhythm […]

Year 6 past SAT papers

Year 6 past SAT papers One of the best ways to revise for the Year 6 SATs is to go through past papers. This familiarises children with both the layout and type of question. We have an excellent selection of past papers, with answers, and have just published last year’s (2014) test papers. All these […]

Year 4 multiplication

Year 4 multiplication updates Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000 are fundamental ideas in arithmetic. These ideas will eventually be used in work involving negative numbers, positive numbers, decimals and percentages, so it is very important to master them early on. Never say ‘to multiply by ten we add a nought’. This idea certainly works […]

Easter worksheets

Easter worksheets With the clocks going forward an hour next weekend we can all enjoy lighter evenings and a lovely spring. The Easter holidays also start soon and with this in mind we would like to make all our great Easter worksheets completely free. These fun worksheets give a chance to link the maths being […]

Order of adjectives worksheets

Order of adjectives worksheets Much of the grammar we use on a daily basis is second nature to us; we do it correctly without even thinking about it. One such example is the order we use adjectives when putting two or more together to describe something. ‘A white large hat’ sounds odd and indeed is […]

Year 2 weekly programme updated

Year 2 weekly programme updated Our weekly programmes have proved to be very popular and we are pleased to announce that we have just updated the Year 2 Programme, including extra pages to meet the requirements of the new 2014/15 curriculum. The weekly programme makes selecting the maths for the week so much easier and […]

Year 4 subtraction using squared paper

Year 4 subtraction using squared paper Our recently published year 4 addition using squared paper have proved to be one of our most popular resources so we have now produced a new set of subtraction worksheets using the same format. It is important that children are already confident with the written subtraction process before trying […]

New urbrainy ipad games

New urbrainy ipad games Number Y1 Maths App Don’t forget we have just launched an iPad app full of fun activities on Number for Year 1. The app allows our iPad fans to play these games without the need of an internet connection or even a subscription to URBrainy.com. The new Number Y1 app makes […]

Word list for years 3 and 4

Word list for years 3 and 4 In the new English Programme of Study there are two word lists, one for years 3 and 4 and one for years 5 and 6. The lists are a combination of words children frequently use in their writing and words which they often misspell. There are 100 words […]