New KS2 math worksheets

Just the beginning, but here are two simple number ordering worksheets to download.
Early KS2 work.


Scroll to the bottom for more free worksheets on this site

See below for Amazon products to help with KS2 maths.

The Greek alphabet worksheet

Added a new worksheet on:

The Greek Alphabet

Simple Pumpkin Soup Recipe

  • Ingredients
  • 2 table spoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped or blended
  • 1 pumpkin chopped into chunks (remove the skin, seeds and nasty stuff inside)
  • 700ml vegetable or chicken stock 
  • 150 ml double cream

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan

Add the onions and pumpkin and  gently cook for 12 mins, until soft.

Pour the stock into the pan, 

Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins until the squash is very soft. Pour the cream into the pan, bring back to the boil.

blend the soup for a smooth consistency, otherwise the pumpkin will takes on an unpleasant texture

Season with salt and pepper.

Add thyme, garlic & parsley OR curry powder and garlic OR fried bacon OR a combination of these according to your preferences.

New KS2 English worksheet

Just added


For the connecting words:
Furthermore Therefore Although After Eventually, Because Meanwhile Since Until 

New search features

I have added two search boxes to the right. These are customised Google searches for USA and UK type primary worksheets. On the UK search, you should find worksheets and materials for Key Stages one, two and three from sites based in the UK. On the USA search, it will be more orientated towards kindergarten and first grade.

Let me know if you find these differences useful, leave a comment below.

1st Grade Math Worksheets

In response to questions about USA style 1st grade and 2nd grade worksheets, can I suggest you take a look at the KS1 and KS2 worksheets above, for example.

KS2 Sats papers - Maths English and Science.

Go to has numerous example KS2 papers to practice from years 2003-2010, all free and easy to download.

Or use the search boxes above to find more.

Growth Mindset or Fixed Mindset

Apparently it is best to praise effort, and not natural talent. See this recent article from the BBC.

Where does excellence come from? For a long time, it was thought the answer to this hinged, to a large degree, on genetic inheritance. Or, to put it another way, it is all about talent   
It turns out that this is mistaken. Dozens of studies have found that top performers - whether in maths, music or whatever - learn no faster than those who reach lower levels of attainment - hour after hour, they improve at almost identical rates.
The difference is simply that high achievers practise for more hours. 
…consider a youngster who believes excellence is all about talent - labelled the "fixed mindset". Why would she bother to work hard?
If, on the other hand, she really believes that effort trumps talent - labelled the "growth mindset" - she will persevere. She will not see failure as an indictment, but as an opportunity to adapt and grow. And, if she is right, she will eventually excel...
Think how often you hear children saying "I just lack the brain for numbers" 
...So, how do we orient our children to the growth mindset? ....we should praise effort, never talent; that we should teach kids to see challenges as learning opportunities rather than threats; and that we should emphasise how abilities can be transformed. 

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Kindergarten Worksheets

The KS1 worksheets above are probably suitable for kindergarten.

Please leave a comment if not.

I just added a new worksheet "Story Plan". This can be used for any books you already have. There should be an obvious problem encountered by the main character, which is then solved.