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Year 4 Factors and Multiplication

Year 4 Factors and MultiplicationBefore children have learnt some of the harder multiplication tables, such as the 6x and 7x, a tables square can be a great help, not just in finding answers but also to see the relationship between multiplication and division. We have just published two new sets of worksheets using tables squares […]

Year 2 Shape

Another great aspect of maths which involves plenty of practical activities is shape, especially in Year 2. This a time when children get to grips with the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, with the Programme of Study targets being to: • identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes, including the number of sides […]

Making Progress in Year 1 with Measurement

If there is one area of the maths curriculum where plenty of practical opportunities are available, especially at home, it is in Measurement. Children are expected to make a huge amount of progress with Measurement during Year 1. They begin by making simple comparisons, side by side with no counting, for example comparing the lengths […]

Year 6 Subtraction

Two new sets of subtraction worksheets for Year 6 are well worth looking at: • More completing subtraction sentencesCompleting tricky subtraction statements involving large numbers, but without resorting to written methods. Questions such as 400,000 – 30,000 = • Subtracting large numbers: word problemsWorking with numbers in the millions and using the formal written method […]

Year 5 Adding Fractions

Published this week are new pages on adding three fractions, which cannot be done without using equivalence. There is certainly a lot of fraction work to cover in Year 5 and understanding equivalence is still a crucial aspect of this as children will be expected to identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given […]

Year 4 Tenths

In Year 4 children will work with tenths and hundredths, understanding that finding one tenth is equivalent to dividing by 10 (e.g. one tenth of 2,000 is equivalent to 2,000 divided by 10). They should also be shown the connection between hundredths and tenths and that hundredths arise by dividing tenths by ten (e.g 0.5 […]

Year 3 Measurement

Working with the metric system really takes off in Year 3 (7/8 years old). During this year children are expected to know that: 1 kilometre = 1,000 metres 1 metre = 100 centimetres 1 kilogram = 1,000 grams 1 litre = 1,000 millilitres They are also expected to recognise half units, such as half a […]


Tackling poetry is often thought to be very difficult, there seem to be many rules, but at the same time perhaps, no rules at all. However, it is something we can all have a go at and the more you do it the better you get. I always remember being told that a poem is […]

Year 5 Mental Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

Found in the Year 5 Fractions and Decimals category are 4 brand new sets of worksheets concentrating on adding and subtracting decimals with one or two decimal places. Some are easy but they also include crossing the whole – tricky when calculating ‘in your head’.For children who are confident with calculating using hundreds, tens and […]

Year 3 Number Resources

The numbers children work with start getting larger in Year 3, with reading and writing up to at least 1,000. By the end of the year children will be expected to be able to count on and back in steps of 10, partition numbers, estimate numbers and round numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. […]