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Year 2 Addition

Year 2 Addition Further worksheets on adding to make the next whole ten and finding pairs of numbers that make 20 have just been published in the Year 2 Addition category. It is important that children discover the most efficient strategy for mental addition and in both these cases counting on is the best to […]

More on hyphens

More on hyphens Since publishing our first sets of worksheets on hyphens we have had several requests for even more, and here they are! Our latest sets look at hyphens as suffixes and as prefixes. Often these are used to stop confusion in meaning, but there are some other instances of when they should be […]

KS2 SAT Practice

KS2 SAT Practice: missing numbers on a multiplication grid A real favourite with the KS2 SAT writers is to show part of a multiplication square (or grid) with missing numbers. If a child has not come across this style of question before it can be rather puzzling, but as with most things, a little practice […]

Counting on and back for young children

Counting on and back for young children Our counting on and back worksheets are just the job to ensure that children get plenty of practice with small numbers. We have recently published four new sets featuring penguins, ships, trains and milk bottles. If you have young children who are beginning to learn to count, our […]

Resources for Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day

Resources for Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day 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, absolutely free. For younger children our worksheets include counting hearts in twos, and some hearty addition and subtraction […]

Year 3 Addition

Year 3 Addition Developing quick mental methods of addition is the key to success in Year 3. Part of this is to be able to add a 3-digit number and a multiple of 100. We have extended our collection of resources on this with a further two sets, so that there is more than enough […]

Making fractions easy in Year 2

Making fractions easy in Year 2 Fractions can cause difficulties when children reach upper primary school, so it is vital that they get off to a good start, especially in Year 2 (6-7 years old). Plenty of practical work should be done using shapes and objects so that children understand what finding a half or […]

Year 1 Number: estimating using pictures

Year 1 Number: estimating using pictures The new Year 1 Programme of Study for number is rather brief. The content is just: • count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number • count in multiples of twos, fives and tens • count, read and write […]

KS2 Maths SAT Booster: ratio

KS2 Maths SAT Booster: ratio We continue to add to our superb collection of ‘booster’ worksheets to help children gain the best possible results in the KS2 maths tests. A favourite type of question in the last couple of reasoning papers has concerned ratio. One example might be: James was selling vanilla and chocolate ice […]

Comprehensions: water voles

Comprehensions: water voles Our comprehensions on British Wildlife are one of our most searched for categories and we are delighted to be able to add a further set of pages on water voles. In rapid decline, despite being one of our most ancient species, they are creatures few of us have seen. At three levels […]