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Valentine’s Day worksheets

Valentine’s Day worksheets I always look forward to writing about Valentine’s Day as it means that spring is on the way and we can enjoy some brilliant crisp sunny days in the next few weeks. Valentine’s Day is on the 14th of February and we have a fun selection of maths worksheets with a Valentine’s […]

Estimating addition in Year 4

Estimating addition in Year 4 When carrying out any written calculation it is well worth carrying out a quick mental estimation first and then using this estimation to check that the answer, once worked out, is sensible. It is surprising how often a silly answer goes unchecked because an estimation has not been carried out. […]

Year 4 weekly programme – autumn 2

Year 4 weekly programme – autumn 2 We are pleased to announce that the next 6 sets of worksheets for our Year 4 Weekly Programme have just been published. Ideal for those of you with little time to spare, they provide a good selection of worksheets following the National Curriculum and are ideal as a […]

Order of adjectives worksheets

Order of adjectives worksheets Much of the grammar we use on a daily basis is second nature to us; we do it correctly without even thinking about it. One such example is the order we use adjectives when putting two or more together to describe something. ‘A white large hat’ sounds odd and indeed is […]

Arrays in Year 1

Arrays in Year 1 The new primary maths curriculum does not have a great deal to say about multiplication in Year 1, apart from that pupils should understand multiplication by grouping small quantities, and calculating using arrays with the support of the teacher. This used to be part of the Year 2 curriculum but has […]

KS2 Maths SATs revision

KS2 Maths SATs revision Key Stage 2 Maths SAT papers are always a popular resource at this time of year. With just a few weeks left until the tests, going through some past papers is a great way to find areas of strength and weakness. It is very good practice for children to have a […]

Year 1: Multiplication and Division Programme of Study (statutory requirements)

It might not seem very much, but a great deal of work is needed to achieve this target. Multiplication and division Pupils should be taught to: •    solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher. What’s new and comments […]

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More addition of multiples of 100

We are often asked what it means for children to put their knowledge into practice to solve problems. This page is an excellent example of this. If children know,off by heart, addition of two single digit numbers (e.g. 4 + 5 = 9) then they should find it easy to use this knowledge to work […]

Achieving level 2 – Shape

To achieve level 2 children need to be well acquainted with both 2-D and 3-D shapes. This includes: Identifying and describing 2-D shapes such as squares, triangles, circles, pentagons and hexagons. They will be able to talk about how the number of sides and corners helps to identify the shapes. Exploring 3-D shapes and the […]