Our Special Occasions category has some great worksheets linked to different events during the year, including several events in the near future.
For very young children we have a set of pages on using the word, ‘bigger’, as well as counting and matching.
When it comes to autumn why not try our Halloween Number Problems worksheets? Put a number through the x4 and +5 cauldrons to see what comes out. There are also some tricky missing digits questions. These are suitable for year 3 onwards.
Partitioning 3-digit numbers in different ways is a very important part of the new maths curriculum and is included here with an amusing witches’ cauldron theme.
The ‘Maths Spells’ worksheet is great for practising multiplication and addition with a Halloween theme.
Much trickier is our ‘four ghosts’ problem. Using just four fours and the usual mix of signs, what numbers can be made? A good investigation for older children.
Finally we have something slightly different which can be found in our English , ‘Further Resources’, ‘Special Occasions’ category. We have a worksheet which looks at the vocabulary connected to Halloween with fun activities and a word list to help with story writing. Also, brand new, is a worksheet on the famous three witches spell found in Macbeth. Nothing to do with Halloween as such, but a great starter for writing spells etc. Look out for more in this category in the futur
Pancake Day provides the perfect opportunity to combine some cooking with some maths. Our Pancake Day worksheets can also be found in the Maths, Special Occasions category and includes a worksheet looking at finding the correct order when making pancakes – not as easy as it sounds! Also there are pages on the ingredients needed to make pancakes, which asks some pretty tricky questions involving ratio.
Pancake Day is usually known as Shrove Tuesday and it is the last day before the period known as Lent in the Christian calendar. It is on the 4th March this year. The idea is that Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to use up foods that you are not allowed during Lent, a time of abstinence and giving things up.
Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain butter, eggs and fat which are not allowed during Lent.
The first sets of fun Easter worksheets for younger children include counting two sets of objects, and counting in threes, both with an Easter egg theme.
Our Easter shopping worksheets have proved to be a particular favourite, including 5p off eggs and a £6 to spend investigation. Further sets of Easter shopping questions look at adding multiples of 10p, as well as finding the change from £2, as a combination of Easter chicks, bunnies and eggs are bought.
Continuing with the chocolate theme, bars of chocolate are a good way to explain simple fractions and pairs of fractions which add up to 1.
We complete our Easter collection with two sets of worksheets on position and co-ordinates. Children often have difficulty remembering which way round to write co-ordinates. For example (3, 4) means 3 along and 4 up. I used to remember it by saying ‘Along the corridor and up the stairs’ but there are lots of other mnemonics which can be used for this!
Valentine's Day Worksheets
Hop along in twos and fill in the missing numbers in the hearts.
Complete some hearty addition sums.
I love subtraction!
Put in the missing numbers in the hearts to make the sums add up to 100.
Predict the next two numbers in the sequence and write what the rule is.
A little bit of logical thinking for this activity, with hearts everywhere.
Pancake Day Worksheets
10 steps to making the perfect pancake, but they need putting in order!
Measurement with an Easter theme suitable for Year 1.
Counting activity with an Easter theme suitable for Year 1.
Early counting up to 9 with two sets of Easter eggs.
Subtraction activities with an Easter theme suitable for Year 1/2.
Mini investigation looking at how many different sets of Easter goodies can be bought with £6.
Mini investigation looking at the different coins and notes that can be used to buy a £6 Easter egg.
Each nest has three eggs in, so how many are there altogether?
A quick look at fractions that total one whole one, with an Easter chocolate theme.
Easter activities for year 2, sharing between two.
More Easter consolidation for Year 2.
Easter: position and direction
Order distances using millimetres, centimetres and metres.
Consolidation of multiplication and division at the end of the Spring term.
A look at fractions with an Easter theme suitable for year 3.
Pictograms with an Easter theme for Year 3.
Find fractions of a bar of chocolate using bar models as an aid.
Writing tenths as decimals with an Easter theme. Suitable for Year 4.
Hallowe'en is becoming more popular and here are some ghostly pages that help with early years maths!
Find the numbers that come out of the cauldrons. Suitable for upper primary children.
Partitioning 3-digit numbers with a Halloween theme.
Maths spells are rather like function machines. Work out what number will come out after the spell.
A tasty recipe for Three Witches, if you like lizard's legs!
A harder investigation for upper primary, with a Halloween theme.
Some great fun pages to lighten up the dark November evenings. Let's remember the 5th of November!
Bonfire night maths. Shoot off with some money word problems.
Some tricky percentage questions for older children.
It's 20% off all fireworks this week. Bonfire night worksheets for older primary children.
Bonfire night data handling. Which is your favourite type of firework?
Christmas and New Year
Christmas and New Year Worksheets
Ordering groups of objects with a Christmas theme.
Using the =<> signs with a Christmas theme.
Counting with a Christmas theme.
Fun Christmas activities for understanding more than and less than with money.
'How many ways?' with a Christmas theme.
Early years Christmas counting activities.
Adding a 3-digit number to whole hundreds with a Christmas theme.
A little festive spirit with halving small numbers of objects.
You have £10 to spend - how many baubles can you buy?
Maths mastery approach for dividing by 3 with a Christmas theme.
Maths mastery approach for dividing by 3 with a Christmas theme.
Addition and subtraction mini investigation.
Maths mastery approach to learning the 4x table with a Christmas theme
Fun maths activities around the 12 days of Christmas song.
What order of numbers on the bottom line will give the highest possible total at the top?
Use the digits 1 to 9 so that each side adds up to the same total.
Work out out how much the tree decorations will cost.
How much will our tree decorations cost? Tricky prices!
How much change would the children get if they spent these amounts on Christmas presents?
It's time for some Christmas shopping.
Help Santa work out the answers to his reindeer problems.
Ten pounds to spend - but what choices are there?
Straightforward word problems on the number of Christmas cards sent.
Welcome to the Christmas word problems page.
Convert the Christmas shopping times.
Find the best deal for a day out during the Christmas holiday.
Find the totals and change after Christmas shopping.
Make sure the Christmas puddings are cooked for the right amount of time.
Problems involving the sale of mince pies at Christmas.
Christmas dinner cooking times to have everything ready for 1 pm.
New Year is a great time for resolutions, and who knows we might even get some snow!