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Are you ready to uncover dastardly deeds and confront super-evil villains, armed just with your mathematical skills and lots of courage? Join Oscar Octo and Penelope Penta, agents for the Geometric World Spy Agency, to track down a mysterious nemesis. There'll be a few (ok, a load!) of number puzzles to solve along the way, all designed to challenge KS2 mathematicians to the limit. Will your accept your mission?
Number lines are vertical versions of number lines, used in primary-school maths to help children become familiar with our number system and perform simple calculations like addition and subtraction.
Number lines are an essential tool in primary-school maths. Print out our colourful versions for use with your child at home, or use them as inspiration to help your child design (and perhaps decorate) their own number line.
Starting with the number on the left, work out which route the boy takes to get to the red house. Which route does he take to get to the blue house?
A Lewis Carroll quote is hidden inside the puzzle grid. All the words are in one string, starting with the letter in the purple square and ending in the square with the full stop. Put your pencil on the purple square and go forwards or backwards, up or down, (but not diagonally), until you find the string of words.
Four names of colours have been split in half. Can you find the matching parts to see what they are?
Noah has an unusual ark. He only takes animals grouped in prime numbers. Zoe has a zoo that takes animals that are not in prime numbers. Which of the animals below go in the ark and which into the zoo?
Cut out these cards. The pink ones are the first part of a preposition, the green ones are the second part. Can you mix and match the cards to make 10 different prepositions?
Colour in the squares with odd numbers green. Don’t forget: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 are odd numbers. Colour in the squares with even numbers brown. Don’t forget: 2, 4, 6, 8 are even numbers.
Colour in the squares with multiples of 5 grey. Colour in the squares with any other numbers yellow.
Can you draw or write what comes next in each of these sequences?
Spot the nouns then place the missing nouns in the correct place in the story.
There are seven colours in the rainbow. Can you match the first part of each word to the second part to form the names of the colours, then colour in the rainbow below?
Lots of different professions have been hidden in these puzzle grids. Each one starts on the top line and works down in a line to the bottom. The line goes downwards or diagonally. Can you find the job names?
Can you place the words in the correct rows in the grid so that the shaded column spells out another verb?
Can you place the words in the correct rows in the grid so that the shaded column spells out another adjective?
Starting with the number on the left, work out which route the boy takes to get to the orange house. Which route does he take to get to the blue house?
Starting with the number on the left, work out which route the girl takes to get to the pink house. Which route does she take to get to the purple house?
Starting with the number on the left, work out which route the girl takes to get to the yellow house. Which route does she take to get to the lilac house?
Starting at the green circle at the top, can you follow the arrows and complete each calculation to get to the final solution? Write it in the pink rectangle.
The letters in these boxes have been mixed up. Can you unjumble them to find the name of an animal?
The letters in the boxes have been mixed up. Can you unjumble them to find the name of a country in Europe?
English KS2 SATs papers (Level 6) from 2013, free to download for at-home revision and practice. The Level 6 KS2 SATs are taken by very able children at the end of Year 6.
At the end of Year 1 children's reading and phonics skills are tested in the Y1 Phonics Screening Check. Look through the official past paper for 2013 to see what sort of words your child will be asked to read.
A complete set of official maths SATs papers (levels 3-5) from 2013; download the past papers and the answers and marking scheme to help your child in prepare for the Y6 tests with some at-home practice.
Help your child prepare for the English KS2 SATs, taken at the end of Year 6, with some practice at home. These complete Y6 SATs past papers from 2013 include the KS2 Grammar, punctuation and spelling test.
Level 6 KS2 maths SATs papers, free to download, from May 2013. Level 6 SATs are taken by very able children at the end of Year 6.
This Carroll diagram shows the hair and eye colour combinations of a group of children. Can you answer the questions about the diagram?
The suffix ‘phobia’ means ‘fear’. Look up these words in the dictionary and find out what fear they relate to, then match them correctly. Copy out each word to practise spelling it. What other unusual phobias can you discover?
Rounding speed challenges, zoo subtraction problems, spotting square numbers and a little bit of pizza maths... it's all included in the Year 5 maths booster pack, designed to help your child practise and revise the key KS2 maths skills they've learned at school.
From apostrophes to spelling mnemonics, prefixes to synonyms, the Year 5 English booster pack is bursting with revision activities to help consolidate and build on your child's literacy learning. And there's plenty of cutting and sticking, word searching, thesaurus checking and script writing to be done along the way!
Put Y4 literacy skills and knowledge into practice the fun way with wordsearches, mix and match activities, play scripts and more - a great way to revise over the summer holidays to prepare for the challenges of the next school year.
From number sequences and rounding to subtracting with the partitioning or column methods, the Year 4 maths booster pack will help your child consolidate key mathematical skills and knowledge in a quick daily practice session - and offer some fun revision problems and activities to try.
Have a look at this repeating pattern of shapes and see if you can answer these tricky questions.
Two teams of children are taking part in a bowling contest. There are five children on each team. Each child has ONE go at knocking down the ten skittles. Have a look at the results for each team and see if you can answer the questions.
Area is the name we use for the amount of space a surface or 2D shape takes up. You could measure the area of a small space like a table or a big space like the school field. We measure area in square units. Have a look at these shapes. Can you work out what area in cm2 they have?
Juggle fruit. Work on the technology of the future. Plot and design a lost city, create a zoo of invented animals, learn to talk sdrawkcab and bake a pizza clock and a pastry map. How many of our wonderful brain-boosting challenges can you fit into your summer? All you need are some art materials, imagination and an enquiring mind to have a go at a whole host of practical and reflective activities, suitable for primary-school children (and parents, of course). Have fun!
Using the digits 0 to 6, how many different two-digit multiples of 6 can you make? You'll need to be methodical in your working out to get them all!
The line down the middle of a symmetrical shape (the same on both sides) is called the line of symmetry. The grid on this worksheet shows a quarter of a shape that has two lines of symmetry. Can you complete the shape? Use a mirror to help if you need to.
Use your knowledge of multiples to solve this tricky numbers puzzle. How quickly can you get to the solution?