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]]>For younger children we have ‘Fireworks 1’, a set of pages which looks at counting and matching small numbers, up to 5.

For Year 3 we have ‘Fireworks 2’, a sparkling page of word problems, covering money, addition and subtraction.

For those of you who are looking for some Handling Data questions then why not try our ‘Firework Tally Chart and Graph’ pages.

Finally, what a great way to look at percentages, as there is 20% off all the fantastic fireworks on display in our Firework Festival, including Rockets and Comets!

We hope you find them useful and that you have a fun and safe Bonfire Night.

Go to the Bonfire Night worksheets

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]]>Here are four great maths worksheets for those children who are confident with counting in ones and are ready to move on to counting up in tens from a teen number and then any 2-digit number.

Whilst the four pages concentrate on the same skill, they are all very different.

Don’t be surprised if your child uses fingers to help them with this. For example, counting on 3 tens from 21, many children will start at 21, hold one finger up for 31, 2 for 41 etc.

Go to our Worksheets on Counting On in Tens

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]]>Learning the correct terms to compare things is vital in the Early Years and one of the most important aspects of measurement. Here we have four more great maths worksheets on maths vocabulary for young children, looking at bigger and biggest. You can find these in our Shapes and Measures section. Pick out the biggest frog and find the bigger boot! Talk about the pictures and use the terms as often as possible around the home.

Of course bigger is a comparative word and is used when comparing just two objects, whilst biggest is used when there are more than two (superlative).

Go to our resources on Bigger and Biggest

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]]>We all know adults who write numbers in weird and wonderful ways, which often makes the numbers difficult to read. It’s vital that your child learns the correct way to form his or her numbers, where to start, and in which direction to move the pencil.

There are only ten digits to learn to be able to write any whole number, so by the time they are up to 5 they are half way there. The number 5 starts at the top, moving from right to left before moving down and finally in a neat curve. Start by tracing over the grey number 5 with a finger, then use a thick crayon to draw over the number. Practise again and again using our other pages on writing the number 5.

There are also full sets of worksheets on each of the other numbers up to 9.

This is just one of a fantastic range of fun maths activities which will quickly help your child become confident with number and enjoy their maths.

Go to our Resources on Writing Numbers as Digits

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]]>Today we are taking a closer look at our shape worksheets. This is a great set of four worksheets helping with recognising rectangles, triangles and circles. It’s a help to have some templates of these shapes handy to draw round and create fun pictures of your own. The robot on page 4 is a good example of what can be produced.

Talk about the shapes and the properties of them eg a triangle has three straight sides…a rectangle has 4 sides and 4 right angles. Find examples of these shapes around the house, draw them in sand etc.

Go to our Using 2D shape (2) worksheets

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]]>This was the very first in our division worksheets, found in the Year 2 section. These four pages look at division as sharing equally. It’s a great idea to do lots of this practically, sharing out sweets, cards, buttons etc and is best done on a ‘one for you, one for me’ basis to begin with.

There is another concept of division, often called ‘grouping’, or repeated subtraction, which comes later (how many 5s in 35? style question).

Whilst these pages concentrate on sharing equally between two, there is a danger that children come to think of division as always sharing between two, so it is a good idea to quickly move on to sharing between three or four as soon as they have got the hang of sharing between two.

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]]>Once children are really happy with adding two 1-digit numbers then they can move on to adding three small numbers mentally. There are various strategies that they can use to help them.

Probably the best strategy of all is to start with the largest number, and this should be the case for the majority of questions. Sometimes they might choose to start by adding two other numbers because they already know the answer and then count on the third number. Another strategy to use is to look for pairs of numbers which make 10.

This set of worksheets is found in our Year 2 Addition sectionwhich is developing quickly.

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]]>We usually think of counting on as being counting in ones, but the Primary Framework expects children to be able to count on in larger steps. These four worksheets concentrate on counting on 3, 4, 5 or 6 from a single digit.

Your children will probably be confident enough to give some of the answers without counting on. This means that they are beginning to learn the answers to ‘number bonds’ such as 5 + 3 is 8. These pages will give you a good insight into what they actually know and what they still need to learn.

The Year 2 section is still developing, but now provides quite a large number of high quality resources for 6 and 7 years old children.

Go to our resource on: Counting On 3, 4, 5 or 6

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]]>Don’t forget that we have some great pages which will help with recognising 2-D shapes. Your child should be able to recognise four basic shapes: circles, squares, rectangles and triangles. These maths worksheets have plenty of interesting pictures just made up of these shapes. Good extension work would be to have a selection of plastic shapes and see what kind of pictures can be made by sliding them around or placing them on top of each other. There are also lots of sticky materials available in craft stores which can be used in scrapbooks or on paper to make pictures. When playing with them don’t forget to keep calling the shapes by their correct names.

Go to the worksheets on Recognising Rectangles, Squares, Circles and Triangles

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]]>This is taken from our range of colourful resources for our members which looks at all aspects of shape and measurement for young children. At this age, measurement is about comparisons between things and standard units of measurement such as centimetres are not introduced until much later. So we begin with simple comparisons of size, using the term ‘bigger’. On these pages your child will be asked to compare two items and say which is bigger. Obviously there is a lot that can be done with this around the house and when out on trips.

If there are three objects or more the question should be, ‘Which is the biggest?’

Go to our measurement worksheets on ‘Bigger’.

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