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Year 1 Reasoning

Year 1 Reasoning One of my favourite types of activity: using a selection of number cards to answer ‘How many ways can you make ….. ?’ style questions. An important part of this is for children to describe in their own words what they are doing, how they can be certain they are correct, or […]

Shape and Measures in Reception

Shape and Measures in Reception We have just added a great selection of bright and colourful worksheets on Shape and Measures for Later Reception. These include matching 3-D shapes, bigger/biggest, longer/shorter and empty/full. Of course, the best way for children to understand these concepts is through practical activities and we have plenty of great ideas […]

Written methods of calculating in Year 3

Written methods of calculating in Year 3 As we like to concentrate on just one aspect of maths for each set of worksheets most of our calculation pages are found in the separate categories of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. However, it is important that children can switch quickly from one to the other and […]

Travelling by train to a holiday

Travelling by train to a holiday Earlier this year I was sitting in one of my favourite spots, watching the trains move to and from St Ives, across the magnificent Cornish beaches, when it occurred to me that this was an excellent starting point for some writing. So here it is, a great addition to […]

KS2 SAT Booster: rounding

KS2 SAT Booster: Rounding Rounding has been a very popular subject ever since the KS2 Maths SATs started all those years ago, and the subject is still cropping up in recent papers. The examiners try to make it hard by asking for the same number to be rounded to the nearest 100, 1 000 and […]

Year 4 division tables

Year 4 division tables Whilst we are all used to the traditional way of learning times tables it is important to be able to rapidly adapt the known information to solve number problems. For example, children may learn that 7 x 6 = 42 but they should be just as quick in finding 42 ÷ […]

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms and antonyms Two of my favourite books by the brilliant Scottish writers, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott provide the material for our latest sets of worksheets on synonyms and antonyms. Extracts from Treasure Island and Ivanhoe have some of the key words missing. Can the correct words be placed in the correct […]

Year 2 Reasoning

Year 2 Reasoning Many schools are now trying a ‘mastery programme’ as used in Singapore and other parts of the Far East, to give children a deep understanding and fluency in the fundamentals of maths. Reasoning is an essential part of this. Our very latest reasoning pages look at place value and how many different […]

Year 6 scale drawing

Year 6 scale drawing Drawing 2-D shapes accurately is an important part of the Year 6 programme of study. We have just published two sets of worksheets on drawing 2-D shapes given the dimensions and angles. All the shapes are shown with information about the length of sides and angle but they are not to […]

Nouns in Year 1

Nouns in Year 1 We have already produced some great sets of worksheets on common and proper nouns and some fun pages on collective nouns, all aimed at older children. However, nouns are now considered to be part of Year 1 work. With this in mind, our latest resources on nouns have been written for […]