Maths Year 4 Quick-Check resources! Year 4 maths checklist and assessments for all of year 4, aligned to the National Curriculum, Just like the All of year 3 Maths Checklist and Assessments, these printables can be used to quickly assess children’s knowledge across all areas of maths in year 4. If there is anything you […]

This is a review of the Galore Park curriculum and textbooks for use in the homeschool. We’ve been using Galore Park Textbooks for a few years now and really love it for its thorough subject coverage and the progressive way it develops and deepens essential subject skills and knowledge. Two of my kids are currently […]

Maths Year 3 Quick-Check resources! A growing bank of checklists and assessments that can be used to quickly assess children’s knowledge across all areas of maths. These resources have been designed for efficiency, making it a time-saving option for homeschoolers. You can use these to identify areas your children may need to focus their learning […]

Times Table Practice Mat #3. These times table worksheets are different in format than the previous two times table mats posted. This set gives students a chance to really give their times table knowledge a workout. It has different activities requiring slightly different ways of applying their multiplication knowledge. One of the activities included are […]

Times table practice mats #2- each mat targets a single times table. One half of the times table activity mat is applying the times table and related division facts to different scenarios, and the other half is worded problems. Times table practice mats # 1 can be downloaded here. In set #1, one half is […]

Telling the time resource to help children develop their understanding of telling the time to the hour, half hour, quarter past and quarter to, and to the minute. These worksheets give the chance to practise writing the time and reading in analogue and digital format. They also provide lots of practice drawing the time on […]

The aims of these multiplication worksheets is to help students get confident when using the written method of multiplication. These worksheets will help students get that extra practice to help them embed this skill in their long term memory. Answers included. I hope this helps some of you out!

When should you use the ‘Make 10’ strategy for subtracting? When the number being subtracted has to cross a ten of the number it is being subtracted from. Take a look at the following examples: 19 – 3, 26 – 14, 73 – 52. looking at the units of each sum, 9 – 3 and […]

When teaching how to add, a key step is to learn the number bonds of ten- all of the different ways to make ten (e.g. 8+2, 6+4), otherwise known as “friends of ten”. This is such an important step, that no matter how old the child is, it should be learnt and practiced till fluent. […]

The Times Table Mastery Mats in this post are for the children who are fluent in at least their 1-5, and 10 times table and division facts. These mats embed times tables within other areas of maths, for example fractions, measuring, and perimeter of shapes, so it will strengthen and deepen their understanding of other […]

The first set of these worksheets worked well for what I intended. When I used them in class, there was some serious thinking about addition and subtraction relationships and number bonds. I have made another set as we know fluency doesn’t come from one lesson! I haven’t changed the format as the style of questions […]

Drills- but a bit more. I have disguised the bog standard drills. Each section varies in style, even though every question still targets addition and subtraction skills. These worksheets can be challenging if seeing this format for the first time, so I do recommend partnering with the child first so that they understand what is […]

We have already been working on the times tables each week for a portion of the lessons at the beginning. Some students have taken the responsibility upon themselves and have made great progress, a few have finished learning all of them, and some kind of know the 2, 5, and 10. So with this mixed […]

Recently we have been doing lessons on different types of angles, extensively banged on about and done practical activities on right angles, and practical activities on parallel and perpendicular lines, as all of these concepts are needed to be able to classify and explain quadrilaterals. It is totally worth spending time on this topic as […]