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Active and passive sentences explained
What are active and passive sentences?
The cat chased the mouse; the mouse was chased by the cat. Learn to identify active and passive voice in sentences and support your child's Year...
What are subject and object?
What are subject and object?
Subjects and objects in sentences, plus subject-verb agreement – primary-school grammar terms explained for parents, with examples.
KS2 SATs maths helper
SATs revision: your KS2 SATs maths helper
Some of the maths topics your child needs to know by the time they sit their SATs at the end of KS2 can appear daunting, but we suggest simple and...
KS1 SATs maths helper
SATs revision: your KS1 SATs maths helper
Numeracy SATs can seem a daunting task for Year 2 children, but there are loads of practical, fun ways to help them consolidate their classroom...
KS1 SATs English helper
SATs revision: your KS1 SATs English helper
Help your child prepare for the Year 2 English SATs with some simple and effective reading, writing and spelling activities.
What is a calculator used for in primary school maths?
What is a calculator used for in primary school maths?
We explain how children might be taught to use a calculator for primary school maths (though the 2014 curriculum suggests their use should be minimal...
What are triangular numbers?
What are triangular numbers?
We explain what triangular numbers are and how able children in Year 5 or 6 might be taught to use algebraic formula to calculate a triangular number.
Child doing homework
KS1 maths SATs: what is tested in the Y2 assessments
Word problems, place value, number bonds, polygons and pictograms – they’re all taught in KS1 maths and can be tested as part of the Y2 SATs. We...
Child reading
KS1 English SATs: what is tested in the Y2 assessments
Writing composition, high frequency words, distinguishing between homophones, legible handwriting and more – KS1 English SATs learning objectives...
Child writing
What are optional SATs?
SATs don’t just happen in Years 2 and 6; in many schools, children sit tests every year throughout KS2. Here’s our guide to optional SATs and why...

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