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Buying Stickers – Money in Years 3 and 4

A great selection of new money worksheets is also available for both Year 3 and Year 4, again using the theme of stickers. It is in Year 4 that children are expected to write pounds and pence using the correct decimal notation. For example, three pounds and five pence is written as £3.05. It must […]

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 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 […]

Free Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

The MTC has been postponed for a further year, but why not have a go at our great check, completely free, which follows the same rules and gives valuable information and guidance on how to improve, as well as being much easier to use.Covid-19 has certainly played havoc with the Government’s maths testing programme and […]

Maths Mastery support resources

Fantastic news for all those using a Maths Mastery approach: we are continuing to add to our selection of resources, including on-screen activities. We now have a whole selection of on-screen activities for the Year 1 Spring Term Block on adding and subtracting up to 20. Don’t forget we also have some great support materials […]

Year 4 Measuring Area

It is in Year 4 that children really get to grips with measuring area and understanding that area is the amount of space taken up by a 2D shapes or surface. Plenty of fun can be had measuring area using non-standard units before moving on to using squares. Our latest set of pages looks at […]

Year 4 Division on-screen activities

Great news: we have just added 15 more on-screen activities to challenge children on mental division. They concentrate on mental division by 11 and 12, including bar models to help visualise the problems, as well as finding numbers that are divisible by 11 and 12.These can be quite tricky, especially if children have not yet […]

Understanding Negative Numbers in Year 4

Some real-life data provides the numbers for our latest sets of worksheets on using negative numbers including:• temperatures in Sapporo, Japan• temperatures in Winnipeg, Canada• temperatures in Irkutsk, Russia.Each of these cities has a climate where temperatures dip below zero in winter, often by quite a lot, and are ideal for working out the difference […]

New on-screen activities

We have just published a large number of new on-screen activities which provide endless practice of mental arithmetic skills, including: Year 2 Multiplication Using arrays and completing multiplication sentences for the 2x, 5x and 10x tables are our very latest on-screen activities for Year 2 multiplication. We also introduce doubling of small numbers. Go to […]

Year 4 Mental Multiplication

Whilst learning multiplication tables is a key part of work in Year 4 there is much more to do to reach all the National Curriculum targets, one of which is:to use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally.This simply means children should use their skills and the facts they know to […]