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New! Year 3 Adding Fractions

New! Year 3 Adding FractionsYear 3 might seem early to start adding and subtracting fractions, but the Year 3 Programme of Study states:• Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole.At this stage it is important that children understand what is happening when two fractions are added; look out for the common […]

World Book Day

World Book Day 2022 is the 25th year that there has been a World Book Day, a day designed to promote reading for pleasure and it is celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide.By reading books you not only enjoy the stories (hopefully!) but also stimulate your mind and creativity and improve your vocabulary. Books open […]

Year 5 Addition On-screen Activities

Year 5 Addition On-screen ActivitiesYear 5 was my favourite age group to teach maths, with plenty of new challenges and topics, without the extra pressure of SATs at the end of the year. Great strides are made with addition and this is reflected in our latest on-screen activities, from adding decimals up to 2 decimal […]

English: Revising Nouns

English: Revising NounsMuch of the work on nouns is completed in Key Stage 1 but it is well worth reminding children in Key Stage 2 what nouns are and some of the special types of noun. This week we have published a new set of pages looking at four special types of noun:A proper noun […]

Year 4 Timed Counting Activities

Counting on and back in sixes, sevens and nines is an important part of the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Year 4 and on-screen activities are ideal for giving children unlimited practice with this. 8 new activities have just been published, all timed, giving children just one minute to answer as many as possible. […]

English Comprehensions: More Planets

We continue to add to our comprehensions on space with more fascinating facts about the remaining planets. New this week are:JupiterWith a radius of about 43,500 miles, Jupiter is 11 times wider than Earth. If Earth were the size of a grape, Jupiter would be about as big as a basketball.SaturnSaturn is the sixth planet […]

Year 3 Expanded Addition

Expanded addition is a method used to add numbers using the expanded form of the number. So, the question is, what is the expanded form of a number? The expanded form of a number is created when the number is written to show the place value of each digit. 76 in the expanded form is […]

Year 6: Revise common multiples

Children in Year 6 will probably need some revision of multiples, especially common multiples and finding the lowest (least) common multiple (LCM). We get a multiple of a number when we multiply it by another whole number (not zero).Multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and so on.Children should recognise the […]

New: Monthly Free Resources

The response to our Free Home Study Packs has been hugely positive and with this in mind we have decided to launch an entirely new initiative in which we make available a selection of our very best maths resources entirely free each month.This month’s free resources concentrate on number and place value in each year […]

Years 1, 2 and 3 Maths Mastery for Summer Term

Years 1, 2 and 3 Maths Mastery for Summer Term Maths Mastery: Summer TermA reminder that we have a tremendous collection of resources to complete the second half of the summer term for maths mastery in Years 1, 2 and 3. These are support materials taken from our main categories chosen to help those teachers […]