What’s New: Five times table

Once the two times table and ten times table have been learned the next easiest is probably the five times table. Practice first of all with counting up in fives, starting from zero. Then move on to saying the whole table in words. remember to say, ‘One five is five, two fives are ten’ etc […]

News: Children should not start formal education until they are at least six.

Children should not start formal education (that’s sitting down to read, write do maths etc) until they are at least six. So says the devastating attack on our schooling by the largest study of Primary Education for 40 years. The Cambridge Primary Review, led by Professor Robin Alexander recommends putting us in line with the […]

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What’s New: Using the vocabulary of position

These four maths worksheets are all about learning the vocabulary of position, including on, above and under. Reception teachers will tell you that there are a good number of children who are not at all sure what these terms mean when they come into school, but I am sure that any parent who is looking […]

Resource of the Week: Maths Game – Bats and Balls

This bats and balls game will really help your child with their counting and matching of numbers up to 5. They can drag the correct number of balls onto the tennis court so that the number of bats and balls are the same. Is this how Andy Murray started off? This is just one of […]

Resource of the Week: Number Rhymes – 5 Red Apples

I expect your child really likes number rhymes and its great fun learning them together and saying them together. It’s surprising how quickly young children can learn to recite them. This is a great number rhyme for helping your child to learn to count down, plus there are extra fun counting and writing cheap ambien […]

What’s new: Matching 3-D shapes (2)

It’s time to get all the boxes out and try to sort them into types depending on their shape. Much can be done at home to help with 3-D shape work and children love to play with empty boxes; the bigger the better. It’s well worth collecting a store of boxes and much discussion can […]

Resource of the Week: Maths Worksheets on Using the Term ‘Smallest’

We have a great range of worksheets on ordering numbers from 0 to 10 as well as identifying the largest and smallest numbers. This set asks your child to either draw a circle round the truck on each row with the smallest number, or colour the truck with the smallest number. They will quickly get […]

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What’s new: Addition with tens and units

A 1 to 100 number square is a very useful resource to help young children with addition and subtraction and there is one included at the end of this 4 page set of worksheets on addition. All these pages concentrate on adding a single digit to a 2-digit number. Probably the easiest way to do […]