Year 4 Subtraction Activities

It’s great to have a change from working on paper and our maths activities provide just the thing – unlimited practice of key mental maths skills. This week we have highlighted Year 4 Subtraction and published 16 new, highly focussed activities in our maths games section. Ranging from subtracting multiples of 100 with bar models […]

Year 3 Writing Money

A key feature of work on money in Year 3 is to encourage children to understand that money can be written in different ways but will still have the same value. Children should have no problems writing amounts in pence, such as 120p but there are a couple of slip-ups that occur when converting this […]

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night

Sparklers, fountains and rockets! Yes, it’s that time of year again and don’t forget we have a great selection of maths worksheets linked to November 5th and fireworks to be found in our Further Resources/Special occasions category. From counting fireworks to 20% off the price of a box of fireworks, there is sure to be […]

Year 6 Division

In Year 6 children should get plenty of practice with written methods of division. There are two methods, long division and short division, and children should be familiar with both. In many ways long division is the easier of the two as each step is carefully laid down whilst short division is a contracted form […]

Year 5 Maths Mastery

We have just published the second half term’s resources for Year 5 Maths Mastery. There are three blocks: Block 4 Multiplication and DivisionPlenty to pack in for this three week block, including square and prime numbers, factors and mental calculations. Block 5 Perimeter and AreaIncluding measuring and calculating the perimeter of rectangles and regular polygons. […]

Year 4 Multiplication

There is one very simple target for children in Year 4 which will dominate much of the work carried out during the year. It is simply:4C6a Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.So, what does this mean? Quite simply, if asked a question such as what is 6 times […]

Coins and Money in Year 2

The last six months will have changed many people’s attitude to money and shopping. Far more transactions are now being made using contactless cards etc and far less using notes and coins. Nevertheless, becoming familiar with coins is an important part of work for children, especially in Year 2.In Year 2 children should be familiar […]

Year 1 Addition

For many schools this is the time of year to really get stuck into addition and subtraction, especially so in Year 1 when there is a great deal to cover. At first addition can be seen as counting on, using real objects, such as having six counters and adding a further three. This might seem […]

Phonics Screening Check for Year 1/2

Parents of Year 2 children will soon be hearing from school about the phonic screening check their children should have taken last June when in Year 1. This is a check that teachers will make to show how well children can use phonic skills and to identify children who need extra help.Cancellation of the phonics […]

Roman Gods (2)

Four more Roman Gods feature this week with short introductions and follow up ideas. Look out later in the year for stories related to Roman gods. NeptuneNeptune was the Roman god of the sea. He is similar to the Greek god Poseidon. He was the son of Saturn and Ops and the brother of Jupiter, […]