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]]>Measuring length is the subject of our latest Year 2 worksheets. With two sets on measuring using centimetres, two on choosing the best unit to measure with and a further two on comparing lengths, they are part of a great collection of measurement pages. Of course, much of the work on measurement should be practical in nature as children are introduced to measuring in centimetres or metres using a ruler. With over 15 sets of worksheets just on measuring length we have resources as good as any available anywhere.

The new worksheets just published for Year 3 clearly show the progress that needs to be made between the two years. In Year 3 children are expected to compare lengths that are written in different ways: e.g. which is longer: 481 cm or 4 m 18 cm?

We have also just published a tricky set which looks at subtracting centimetres from whole metres (e.g. 2 m – 81 cm = ?). Bar models can be very effective in helping with this.

Altogether we have an excellent collection of work covering all aspects of measurement in Year 3. Why not have a look now?

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]]>The final block of the term is just one week on consolidation and what better way to go over what has been covered than by using some fun Christmas themes. Counting stockings and hats, ordering numbers of Christmas puddings and comparing numbers of baubles are just some of the activities on offer. These all consolidate the learning that has taken place this term.

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Year 2 Mastery Programme: Block 4: Multiplication

The term is rounded off with two weeks looking at multiplication. To begin with multiplication can be seen as repeated addition. The use of arrays can also help children understand multiplication. Once children are happy with understanding what multiplication is they can move on to the 2 times table: bar modelling can illustrate this table very well.

The 5 times table and 10 times table are also introduced and children should be able to recall and use these facts. Both worksheets and on-screen activities are now available.

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Year 3 Mastery Programme: Block 4: Consolidation

The end of term with Christmas activities drawing near can be a time when the curriculum loses focus, so why not use Christmas as a theme for consolidating what has been learned during the term. Addition, bar modelling and division all feature in our Christmas maths activities. There are more on the main site in the Further Resources category.

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]]>Great news: we have added further collections of on-screen activities for children in Years 1, 2 and 3 which are also designed to help with those using the Maths Mastery approach.

We have just published four new activities in our Year 1 Number category, including the use of base 10 blocks and part-whole models using numbers up to 20. All these activities can now be used on i-pads. Only a small number of questions need to be answered before a mark is given, including rapid on-screen rewards, especially for full marks.

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Our new money activities for Year 2 give superb practice at counting coins and notes, adding money and finding change. Remember that all our on-screen activities include answer pages which can be printed as a record of achievement.

We have also published four multiplication activities to assist with children’s understanding of multiplication as repeated addition as well as using arrays.

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In Year 3 children can now use on-screen activities to help with multiplying by 3, 4 and 8, using illustrations and bar models to help with understanding. Arrays and bar models are also used in our new division activities. These are a must for children who are learning to multiply by 3, 4 and 8.

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]]>Just a one week block for Geometry/Shape although this is returned to later in the year.

Children will be introduced to a variety of 3D-shapes including the cube, cuboid, cylinder, pyramid, cone and sphere. They will begin to recognise that a shape can have the same name but be a different size or orientation. Plenty of practical work needed here as children sort and name shapes.

2D shapes are also introduced, including triangles, squares, rectangles and circles.

Making patterns using these shapes will include using ordinal numbers to describe the patterns.

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Year 2 Maths Mastery programme: Money

Money, one of the most important aspects of primary maths in Year 2, can be used to help with counting, addition and subtraction in a really practical way.

Children can count coins and notes (but not convert pounds and pence at this stage). There are plenty of opportunities for reasoning and problem solving during this fortnight: finding what can be bought and making totals using various coins.

Finding change is an excellent way to illustrate subtraction, which can be done by adding on to the smaller amount.

This is a two week block but we have many more activities in our Money category in Year 2.

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Year 3 Maths Mastery programme: Multiplication and Division

This is a three week block concentrating on multiplying and dividing by 3, 4 and 8. A thorough understanding of the relationship between multiplication and division is important and bar models can help with each of the times tables.

The 8 times table can be shown to be double the 4 times table, which, in turn, can be shown to be double the 2 times table.

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]]>Making amounts using notes is the subject of our latest colourful Year 3 Money pages. Questions such as:

‘How many £5 notes do you need to make £65?’

can be done mentally, or children may well need to work practically, using £5 notes to count on in fives up to £65.

Our ‘Tommy’ £5 notes are ideal for this.

We have a great selection of Money worksheets for Year 3 covering counting, ordering and sharing money, finding change, using coins and notes and solving word problems, essential for any Year 3 teacher.

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]]>Great news: new on-screen activities for years 1 to 3.

A crucial part of achieving success in maths is that teachers give children sufficient time and practice in order to have a deep understanding of the maths they are doing. What better way to help with this than on-screen activities which children can practice as much as they need.

Our latest resources for addition and subtraction for years 1 to 3 provide just this support.

Each short, sharp, on-screen activity concentrates on just one skill. Help may be given in the form of pictures, bar models, number lines, part whole models or base 10 blocks. It allows teachers/parents to choose the most suitable

Best of all, the activities provide a clear answer sheet which can be printed (or printed to pdf to save) and shows the answers the child has made and the time taken. Great for short term assessment.

The activities covered for each year group are as follows:

Year 1 Addition

Our on-screen activities can really help children master Year 1 addition. Adding two small numbers, making ten and adding three small numbers are all available using colourful lively displays requiring children to input answers on the screen. Printable marked answer sheets are available at the end of each set together with on-screen rewards for all correct answers. There are pictorial representations, bar models and number lines to give support where needed.

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Year 1 Subtraction

These activities can really help children master subtraction in Year 1. Subtracting single digit numbers, taking from ten and subtracting a single digit from a 2-digit number up to 20 are all covered. Instant rewards for correct answers plus printable marked answer sheets make short term assessment easy. There are pictorial representations, bar models and number lines to give support where needed.

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Year 2 Addition

These on-screen activities really help children recall and use addition facts to 20. We begin with adding up to 20 with the help of bar models, number lines and part-whole models before moving on to mentally adding three numbers, working with money and adding whole tens. Don’t forget marked printouts are available at the end of every set showing all answers recorded.

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Year 2 Subtraction

If you are looking for unlimited subtraction practise for children in Year 2 then you are at the right place. These bright and lively on-screen activities really help children recall and use subtraction facts to 20 and beyond. Familiar classroom aids such as bar models, number lines and base 10 blocks will give children the confidence to succeed. Printable marked answer sheets always available.

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Year 3 Addition

Adding 3-digit numbers is a crucial part of Year 3 maths and our on-screen activities provide endless opportunities to consolidate classroom work. Bar models and base 10 blocks can help give children confidence. Rewards for correct answers and detailed, marked answer sheets can be printed or saved to pdfs as an assessment tool.

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Year 3 Subtraction

Our on-screen activities can really help children to be able to mentally subtract quickly and accurately. Subtracting single digits from 3-digit numbers as well as taking multiples of 10 and 100 are all included with and without the aid of bar models. Don’t forget everything is marked for you in a printable page after each set of questions.

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Our on-screen addition and subtraction activities for years 1-3 also form part of our Maths Mastery programme.

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]]>Many schools are now following a maths mastery approach to teaching which involves teaching topics in longer blocks to ensure that children have a firm understanding before moving on. For the next five weeks addition and subtraction takes centre stage in the Year 2 mastery block planning. Starting with numbers up to a total of 20, children will be expected to understand the relationship between addition and subtraction and identify related facts.

Mental skills are vital when adding a single digit to a 2-digit number and subtracting a single digit from a 2-digit number. This will continue when working with larger numbers as children gain a range of strategies to work out answers.

Towards the end of the block children will also be introduced to the column method of addition, leading to an exchange when there are more than nine ones. In a similar way subtraction using columns will be introduced where children use their knowledge that one ten is the same as ten ones.

A great deal of progress is expected here, especially in a relatively short time in the first term of the school year. Addition and subtraction are not considered as a block again during the year but it is essential to provide plenty of opportunities to use both in other areas, such as measurement and problem solving.

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Maths Mastery: Add and Subtract Year 3

We have just collated an excellent selection of resources for the second block of the Autumn Term for Year 3 Mastery resources. The numbers to add and subtract get larger in Year 3, starting with adding whole hundreds. Mental strategies are still the best method when adding or subtracting ones or tens to/from hundreds as it is usually the quickest and most efficient method. Bar models can be very helpful with this.

The standard written method is consolidated, usually with easier numbers, but children will need to decide the best method to use when adding or subtracting.

Children should be encouraged to check their answers by using a different method so that any possible errors are not repeated; for example use subtraction to check the answer to an addition question.

This is a 5 week block. As well as the resources in the Mastery category there are a great many more in our Year 3 Addition and Subtraction categories.

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]]>We have just added a superb collection of worksheets to our addition and subtraction categories for Years 1, 2 and 3.

Year 1 subtraction includes investigative activities such as finding as many different calculations as possible from given numbers.

In Year 2 we have concentrated on bar modelling and number lines to help with adding and subtracting a single digit to/from a 2-digit number. Bar models can be extremely effective in showing visually the maths that needs to be done and number lines are great for helping children to count on and back to complete simple calculations.

We especially like our most recent addition pages for Year 3, finding the greatest and smallest numbers from three digit cards and then finding the difference. We also have new worksheets on counting back in tens, and our Brainwhizz pages encourage fast mental recall of facts to add and subtract whole hundreds.

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]]>Each game concentrates on one precise skill or concept. There are 8 questions to answer, followed by a printable answer sheet.

Game 1: Counting in multiples of 100

Counting objects in multiples of 100, up to 1 000.

Game 2: Reading place value grids

Read the place value grids using hundreds, tens and ones.

Game 3: Using base 10 blocks

Writing numbers by reading the value of base 10 blocks.

Game 4: Using <, > and = signs

Using the <, > and = symbols to compare two place value grids.

Game 5: 100 more or less

Finding 100 more than or 100 less than 3-digit numbers.

Game 6: Making the largest 3-digit number

Finding the largest 3-digit number you can make with three digit cards.

Game 7: Using number lines

Find the number shown by the arrow on the number line.

Game 8: Completing the number track

Fill in the missing number on the number track: counting in whole hundreds or fifties.

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]]>If you are following a maths mastery programme we now have a superb range of material which we are sure you will find useful to supplement work done in school or to help at home. The first block of four weeks covers number and place value.

When first entering Year 1 children need to build on the skills and knowledge learned in Early Years to ensure that they are ready to make the next important steps, so we begin with something they should be familiar with: sorting into groups. Whilst we have plenty of examples the best way to do this is practically, sorting counters, fruit etc and asking how the objects have been sorted. The items sorted can be matched: are there enough saucers for the cups?

Children will develop their counting by counting forwards and backwards to and from 10 for which number lines are great. One more than and one less than are introduced as well as simple ordering of small numbers.

We also look at the idea of seeing numbers as positional, using first, second, third etc.

This work on number continues for the first four weeks.

If you are looking for more, don’t forget that we have much, much more in our usual Number and Place Value category.

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Year 2 Maths Mastery Support: Autumn Term: Block 1 Number and Place Value

We now have a superb range of material which we are sure you will find useful if you are looking for Year 2 maths mastery ideas to supplement work done in school or to help at home. The first block of three weeks covers number and place value.

Children will be expected to build on their knowledge of number to count, read and write up to 100. Place value charts and bar models are an excellent way to help with this, especially with partitioning numbers.

Number lines are also really useful to help place numbers.

Comparing numbers is an important aspect of this block, along with using language such as bigger than/smaller than and the > and < signs.

Once counting in ones has been firmly established children will be asked to count in fives and tens.

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Year 3 Maths Mastery Support: Autumn Term: Block 1 Number and Place Value

We have selected a small number of resources to supplement the work done in school or to help at home for those using a blocked maths mastery programme.

Building on the work done in Year 2 children will understand what 100 is and count in multiples of 100 up to 1000. They should also understand that a 3-digit number is made up of 100s, 10s and 1s and read and write 3-digit numbers. Place value grids and an abacus are great ways to help with this.

Number lines are still really useful, especially when putting numbers in order and estimating.

Children will move on to finding 10 or 100 more or less than a number and they will also compare 3-digit numbers and order them from smallest to largest.

Being able to confidently count in fives will help with counting on and back in fifties.

This work on number continues for the first three weeks.

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