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Learning ratios and proportions in KS2 (worksheets and examples)

Learning ratios and proportions in KS2 Ratio and proportion are now an important part of the KS2 maths curriculum. This may seem daunting to those of you who are nervous about maths, but it's not scary...honest!  In fact, once you... Continue Reading →

What are common exception words? (examples and worksheets)

What are common exception words? Sometimes called red words or tricky words, common exception words are rebels. They don’t quite follow the spelling or phonics rules that children are taught in years 1 and 2. Why is this important? The... Continue Reading →

What is a cubed number? (Examples and Worksheets)

What is a cubed number? When you multiply a whole number (not a fraction) by itself, and then by itself again the result is a cube number. For example 3 x 3 x 3 = 27. An easy way to... Continue Reading →

EdPlace revision tips

Here are two words that don’t seem to have much to do with each other: REVISION and FUN.  Well, the closer you can get these two words to each other, the more you’ll enjoy preparing for your exams and the... 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 →

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 →

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