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 […]

Year 3 Measurement: using recipes

Year 3 Measurement: using recipes Recipes contain a great mixture of weights, measures and sequencing, making them a superb resource for problem solving in maths. Our latest sets of measurement worksheets for Year 3 are all about recipes, scaling the ingredients up or down to make the right amounts. Of course, you could even try […]

KS2 Booster: Statistics

KS2 Booster: Statistics The statistics (or data handling) questions on the new SAT papers tend to be more about calculating from tables and charts than interpreting graphs. Our latest sets of pages reflect this with plenty of examples very similar to those found on last year’s Reasoning SAT paper. Well worth a look if you […]

Counting in Reception

Counting in Reception Whether its fish, bees, cats, dogs, or a whole range of other creatures or objects, you can never have too many pages to help young children learn to count. We have just added over 40 new pages of fun activities with great illustrations to help the very youngest children count up to […]


Hyphens Hyphens are used to connect words. One of their main functions is to reduce confusion in the meaning of words. In the past they were used far more often than we use them today and some words lose their hyphens through common usage, so there are no longer hard and fast rules (e.g. co-ordinates […]

Tricky problem solving for year 2

Tricky problem solving for Year 2 It’s back to school for the New Year and why not start with some really tricky problem solving activities suitable for Year 2, although older children may well find them hard too. The dice problems require methodical thinking whilst to solve the beads questions children may well need to […]

Coordinates in the KS2 Maths SATs

Coordinates in the KS2 Maths SATs Coordinate questions have been a favourite topic for the SAT tests for as long as they have been running. However, they are rarely straightforward, often asking to complete shapes on a grid including positive and negative coordinates. Once drawn a translation is often required. Our latest KS2 Booster pages […]