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What are regular and irregular shapes?

What are regular and irregular shapes? The definition of a regular shape is that all the sides are equal and all the inside angles are equal. An irregular shape doesn’t have equal sides or equal angles. For example, an equilateral... Continue Reading →

What are Prefixes in KS2?

What are Prefixes? A prefix, put simply, is a letter or a group of letters added to the front of a root word to change the meaning of the word. They are not words in their own right, you cannot... Continue Reading →

Why does the Moon change shape?

Why does the Moon change shape? The Moon appears changes shape according to how much of it you can see (as long as it’s not cloudy!) and that depends on how much of the bit you can see is facing... Continue Reading →

What are Embedded Clauses?

What are embedded clauses? Clauses are groups of words that contain a subject and a verb. A main clause contains the idea or action. Josh walked home slowly   A subordinate clause contains another idea or action linked to the... Continue Reading →

What are reflex angles?

What are Reflex Angles? A reflex angle is the larger angle, it’s always more than 180° (half a circle) but less than 360°  (A full circle). It’s possibly the most confusing of the angles because it’s always on the outside.... Continue Reading →

Bus Stop Method for Division (Learning Hacks)

What is the bus stop method? The bus stop method is a simple way to divide. Children will usually be taught this method in year 5 or 6. It is sometimes known as short division or short-hand division. Top Tip;... Continue Reading →

What is the Earth’s crust?

What is the Earth's crust? The Earth’s Crust – what’s that about?  I mean, are we talking thin crust, deep crust or stuffed crust?  Well, basically, it’s the outer layer of the planet – the rocks that make up the... Continue Reading →

What is a Habitat?

What is a habitat? What is a habitat?! A habitat is where something lives – animal, plant, toadstool, whatever – and it must provide food, shelter and the right conditions to reproduce – to make lots of little animals, plants,... Continue Reading →

What is direct speech?

What is direct speech? Direct speech is writing down or reporting the actual words that were said by a speaker; “I’m looking forward to playing football on Saturday,” Max said. What is indirect speech? Indirect speech, sometimes known as reported... Continue Reading →

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