Maths worksheets: Making lists. Y2

Maths worksheets: Year 2 Making lists

data 1Take every opportunity to make lists with your children. Making lists and organising data into different categories continues in year 2. One key aspect is to use numbers as the source of data and organise numbers according to their properties. For example numbers can be sorted into even and odd. Children should also be able to generate their own lists of cars, sweets, girls’ names etc. as well as helping parents with shopping lists, rotas, names for a birthday party etc. Be imaginative and use every opportunity to make lists!

2701-01 Making lists (pg 1)

2701-02 Making lists (pg 2)

atschool: web review

atschool review


atschool has been around for some years now. It covers KS1 and KS2 in a range of areas or ‘classrooms’ as they are known. It does have a lot of material on the site, not just maths, and there is a small amount of material which you can freely access. Most, however, is only available if you subscribe. Continue reading “atschool: web review”

Free Y1 maths worksheets: Making lists.

free maths worksheets making lists

data 1Collecting sorting and counting are the first steps to data handling. Making lists is important; there are ‘closed’ lists such as days of the week, which have a small possible range and ‘open’ lists such as names with 5 letters.

Whilst trying to sort a list it is important to talk about the reasons for including an item. Make the most of the plentiful opportunities at home to create lists, ranging from shopping lists, to jobs to do, to Christmas presents.

Free Y1 maths worksheet: Making lists (pg 1)

Free Y1 maths worksheet: Making lists (pg 2)

News: Such short summer holidays

Our children have the shortest summer holidays in the European Union. So say the BBC.

Whilst our children have about 6 weeks holiday some schools on the continent shut for up to 16 weeks! Add this to the fact that our children start school at a much younger age than most Europeans the question must be asked: do our children get too much school? This becomes even more important when it has been shown that the countries with the lowest teaching hours have the most successful systems. Continue reading “News: Such short summer holidays”

Maths worksheets: Imperial and metric units. Y5

measureThe first of these maths worksheets looks briefly at Imperial measurements of length, mass and capacity. These terms are still widely used by older people in the UK but all schools predominately use metric in the classroom.

The second maths worksheet looks at accurately measuring lines to the nearest cm. These pages have been produced using A4 pdf and there may be a slight discrepancy when you print – try to make sure that you do not have ‘fit to page’ on as a printing option.

5601-01 Imperial units

5601-02 Using cm and mm

News: Ban the long summer holiday!

“The summer holiday is one of the worst innovations in the history of education. It is a pernicious beast that must be slain immediately.”
So thinks Conor Clark in the Guardian Education today. He argues that the long summer holiday cripples learning. The first few weeks of the new autumn term is spent going over what has been forgotten during the long six week break. Continue reading “News: Ban the long summer holiday!”

Maths worksheets: Standard units of measurement. Y4

Maths worksheets: Y4 Standard units of measurement

measureThe metric system is so easy to understand. Take length for example: no 12 inches in a foot, 3 feet in a yard or 1760 yards in a mile. It’s all tens, hundreds and thousands! By Stage 4 (8/9 yrs old) children should know the standard units of measurement for length, including the abbreviations.

mm (millimetres) cm (centimetres) m (metres) and km (kilometres) . Continue reading “Maths worksheets: Standard units of measurement. Y4”

Maths worksheets: Problems with miles. Y3

Maths worksheets: miles

measureHere we have two maths worksheets dealing with miles. Unfortunately, the UK has only half dealt with the metric system and whilst children are taught all about centimetres, metres and kilometres, we choose to continue to use the mile as a unit of measurement. (Yes that distance which is 1760 yards!!)

Children still need to be able to work with miles, the most obvious use being on road signsa nd road maps.

3601-01 Problems with miles

3601-02 Problems with miles