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 […]

Intelligent practice: addition in Year 2

Intelligent practice: addition in Year 2 The main idea behind these pages is to provide activities that lead children down a path where they can think about the patterns and structure of mathematics: we like to call it brainy practice. For example: 13 +  6 = 19      23 + 6 = 29       43 + 6 […]

Year 2 more or less, including money

Year 2 more or less, including money With over 180 pages our Year 2 Number and Place value worksheets are extensive but we have just added another set of pages. These involve ‘more or less’ with the nearest whole ten. The way they are set out means that children need to understand the <; (less […]

Year 2 money and coins

Year 2 money and coins If there is one area of maths that children really do need to be proficient in to cope in the world around them, then it is money. In Year 2 children should be familiar with all the coins we use: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, £1 and £2. An important […]

Year 2 counting in threes and fives

Year 2 counting in threes and fives Learning to count in different sized steps is still really important in Year 2. Our latest counting worksheets for are both quite tricky and should only be given when children are very confident and accurate with counting up to 100 in steps of one. Starting with a 2-digit […]

Year 2 maths: missing operations

Year 2 maths: missing operations We recently published a new Year 2 category called ‘Four Rules’ where we provided questions involving all four of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We have just added two further sets of worksheets on missing signs. All the numbers are provided and it is just the signs, or operations, that […]