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Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check will begin on the week commencing Monday 10th June 2019. It is designed to show how well children can use the phonics skills they have learned, but perhaps more importantly it identifies those who need extra help. It is certainly nothing for parents to worry about. It is a […]

New on-screen activities and worksheets this week

New on-screen activities and worksheets this week: Great new on-screen activities for Year 2 Superb on-screen activities now available on comparing numbers, including finding the largest/smallest numbers and comparing 2-digit numbers with base 10 blocks. Go to Maths Games: Year 2: Number and Place Value MTC update As new information has arrived from the Standards […]

Years 3/4 and 5/6 word lists

Years 3/4 and 5/6 word lists Children in Years 3 and 4 are expected to know how to spell and use in their written work a set of 100 specific words. The same is true for children in Years 5 and 6 who have a more difficult set of 100 words to learn. Teaching these […]

Summer Term Maths Mastery Resources

Summer Term Maths Mastery Resources Our first half of the Summer Term resources for Maths Mastery are now available. These provide a superb back-up resource for anyone following the Maths Mastery approach. More details below. Year 1: Multiply and Divide Children will be introduced to multiplication during this term but with plenty of help such […]

Booster help for the KS2 Maths Reasoning Papers

Booster help for the KS2 Maths Reasoning Papers Did you know that we have over 350 pages of questions, with answers, to cover the areas of maths that have come up in the last three years Maths SATs Reasoning Papers? These are aimed at all children, whether they are struggling or flying high. Just a […]

Free resources for Valentine’s Day

Free resources for Valentine’s Day Linking maths to seasonal events is often a great idea so why not add a topical twist to your maths lessons by using our Valentine’s Day worksheets? We have a fun selection of maths worksheets, all with a Valentine’s Day theme and all absolutely free for non-members. For younger children […]

English Grammar: Noun Phrases and Noun Modifiers

English Grammar: Noun Phrases and Noun Modifiers The teaching of grammar has made huge strides forward over the past few years with primary children becoming familiar with a range of terms including verbs, adverbs, conjunctions etc. Two terms which children may not have met before are ‘noun phrase’ and ‘noun modifier’. A noun phrase is […]

Maths mastery: exciting new resources

Maths mastery: exciting new resources Fantastic news for all those using a maths mastery approach: new resources for the first half of the spring term are now available for Years 1, 2 and 3. In Year 1 we progress on to adding and subtracting up to 20 followed by number and place value work within […]

New on-screen activities for Years 1, 2 and 3

New on-screen activities for Years 1, 2 and 3 Great news! We have just published more new sets of fabulous on-screen activities for Years 1, 2 and 3. The Year 1 activities concentrate on addition and subtraction of numbers up to 20, building on our earlier activities with numbers up to 10. Graphics, to help […]

Less familiar multiplication targets in Year 5

Less familiar multiplication targets in Year 5 The National Curriculum targets for multiplication in Year 5 are lengthy and challenging. Obviously, there are targets on mental and written multiplication, such as multiplying numbers up to 4-digits by a 2-digit number, but there are also some less familiar targets which I would like to look at […]