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Place Value grids

Year 5 and Year 6 Place Value grids Place value grids are great for helping children understand the value of digits and writing larger numbers correctly. Our latest set of pages require looking at 5-digit numbers displayed on a place value grid and writing the amounts shown in words and figures. Once this has been […]

Year 6 SAT Booster pages

Year 6 SAT Booster pages Since the SATs were changed a couple of years ago we have been steadily increasing our booster support materials based on the types of questions found in each year’s papers. Our most recent publication is on a very popular subject: reading tables which include negative numbers. Key to this is […]

KS2 Maths SATs Booster: Reasoning: Number and Counting

KS2 Maths SATs Booster: Reasoning: Number and Counting The SAT writers love large numbers and the numbers seem to be getting bigger every year. A recent favourite has been to ask questions around the million mark. A typical example might be: ‘Write the number that is ten thousand more than one million.’ Perhaps not as […]

KS2 SATs: Writing Large Numbers

KS2 SATs: Writing Large Numbers Writing large numbers in words and figures is a popular topic for the KS2 Maths Reasoning papers. Some questions will cover the Year 5 Programme of Study, using numbers in the hundreds of thousands, such as writing 120, 345 in words. Others are in the Year 6 Programme, using numbers […]

Multiplication pyramid (Year 6)

Multiplication pyramid (Year 6) Something new this week for Year 6: number pyramids. The number in each box is the product of the two numbers below it. Some of the numbers are missing. This involves division as much as multiplication and is a fun way to practise these two skills. It is important that children […]

Ratio in Year 6

Ratio in Year 6 Written problems involving ratio are a popular topic for the KS2 SATs so it is important that children get plenty of opportunities to become familiar with the type of question set. Key points to remember are that ratio compares part to part and like fractions they can be reduced to their […]

KS2 SATs Algebra

KS2 SATs Algebra It is getting very close to this year’s KS2 SATs for Year 6 children but a little last-minute work can make quite a difference to overall marks. Why not take a quick look at our latest algebra pages, very similar to those found on previous papers and certainly some of the harder […]

Summertime begins and Maths SATs are coming

Summertime begins and Maths SATs are coming We are approaching one of the most important periods of time in school for children who are reaching the end of Key Stage 2. The KS2 Maths tests will be in May and now consist of three papers. The first paper is all about calculating, whilst papers 2 […]

KS2 SAT Booster pages on Money

KS2 SAT Booster pages on Money Problems involving money also come up on a regular basis in the KS2 Maths SATs, usually in the form of word problems which require two calculations to reach the correct answer. Frequently a section of square paper is given for children to work out the answer and a mark […]

Word problems in the KS2 Reasoning SAT Papers

Word problems in the KS2 Reasoning SAT Papers The new style KS2 SAT Reasoning Papers cover all aspects of maths, including calculating, but the questions on calculations are usually in the form of word problems. Children do find these harder than carrying out a straightforward number calculation, as they have to work out what to […]