# Using bar modelling to help with tables

Using bar modelling to help with tables Bar modelling is proving a big hit in primary schools at the moment and I believe that the approach has much to commend it. Visual models give children a quick and easy way to grasp a concept without the complication of words. So, there is no reason not […]

# Year 2 fractions

Year 2 fractions New this week is a set of worksheets on finding fractions of lengths. Fractions is one of those subjects which can cause a lot of problems so it is important to get a sound early understanding. Children should come into Year 2 (age 6-7) being able to recognise halves and quarters and […]

# KS1 SAT Calculations on the Reasoning Paper

KS1 SAT Calculations on the Reasoning Paper A  month ago we wrote that more KS1 test practice materials would soon be available and here they are! Basing all these worksheets on last year’s KS1 Reasoning Paper, we have sets of work on solving problems using addition and subtraction, odd and even numbers, recognizing fractions, finding […]

# Year 1 and 2: Bar Modelling

Year 1 and 2: Bar Modelling Bar modelling is a powerful visual method of helping children with their calculating. The term is used extensively in Singapore where children make excellent progress with Maths and is now being used more and more in this country. It is a pictorial approach to calculating, using visual models and […]

# KS1 SAT Arithmetic

KS1 SAT Arithmetic Undoubtedly the major new resource this week is the fantastic collection of  resources to help children with the KS1 Arithmetic Paper. With 21 new sets of pages containing over 80 worksheets, just on aspects of Arithmetic, this must make our KS1 test resources for the Arithmetic Paper some of the very best […]

# Real help for the KS1 SAT tests

Real help for the KS1 SAT tests We have had may requests over the last year for resources specifically aimed at helping children with the KS1 SATs. Last week we published the most recent KS1 SAT Papers themselves and this week we have produced the first set in a fantastic series of worksheets which give […]

# Using number lines in Year 2

Using number lines in Year 2 Spending time on mastering key ideas is something which many schools have been weak at. Because the scheme of work has to be completed in a set time, the tendency has been to teach something and quickly move on to the next thing. The result has been that children […]

# More addition for Year 1 and Year 2

More addition for Year 1 and Year 2 Adding three one-digit numbers appears in the Year 2 programme of study, but there are many children who by the end of year 1 would enjoy the challenge of adding more than two small numbers together. We already have a couple of sets of pages but have […]

# More great number worksheets for Year 2

More great number worksheets for Year 2. We have just published two sets of worksheets which fill a couple of small gaps in the Year 2 Number category. The first looks at reading and writing 2-digit numbers. Writing 2-digit numbers in words can be quite tricky, especially numbers in the forties, which of course has […]

# Learning to tell the time

Learning to tell the time One of the most important things children learn is to tell the time. The new programme of study expects more of children at a younger age than before and it is worth taking a peep at what children are expected to do in each year up to Year 4. In […]