Maths Assessment Packs from PlanBee

Now it's even easier to track your children's Maths learning.

A row of primary school children in class, close up

Earlier this year, we finally released a whole year’s worth of Maths planning for Key Stage Two, including discounted Curriculum Packs for schools with everything needed to comprehensively cover all of the National Curriculum objectives. We truly believe they can transform Maths learning in schools, and hundreds of schools and teachers are already using them successfully with their children. You can find out more about them here.

Now, to supplement these resources, we’ve released Maths Assessment Packs! There’s one per year group, and they’re stuffed full of calculations, problems and puzzles you can hand to your children and use to track their Maths learning. Each pack includes assessment materials for every single Maths objective for that year group; they're super-flexible, allowing you to save loads of time AND easily integrate them into your existing assessment framework!

Here’s our guide to new Maths Assessment Packs:

What do I get?

  • A single-page assessment sheet per Maths National Curriculum Objective
  • Full coverage of all objectives for every Maths strand
  • Full-colour sheets, PLUS ink/toner-saving black & white versions
  • Easy-to-read answers

What do they look like?

Like this:

What new Maths Assessment sheets look like.

How should I use them?

We’ve made Maths Assessment Packs flexible, so you can use them however you want! There’s no specified marking system, just a space on every sheet for you to write notes or enter marks based on your existing grading/assessment framework.

The answer sheets look exactly the same as the example above, but with answers clearly written in the spaces on the sheet. That way you can either mark them yourself or hand out answers to help children mark their own work!

As for when you use them, that’s up to you, too. We think they’re perfect for a variety of assessment types:

  • Baseline assessment or benchmarking.
  • End-of-week tests – after a week’s learning focussing on a particular objective.
  • Summative assessment – either at the end of a half-term or term, or if you teach Maths by strand, at the end of your teaching sequence.
  • Children’s self-tests: print out several sets and put them somewhere that children can grab them when they feel ready to test themselves!

Time-saving, flexible resources you can use however you like!

Of course these Maths Assessment Packs are great for, you know, assessing learning, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be used in a variety of time-saving ways! We got a bit excited thinking about the ways teachers could use them to save themselves time spent planning:

  • Give them out for homework! With one sheet per objective, there’s enough to keep them busy every week!
  • Starters! Display a sheet on your interactive whiteboard. Challenge individuals or pairs to come up and write their answers in.
  • Extension activities! Keep a set printed out to hand to children who’ve finished everything you had planned for them and still finish before everyone else.
  • Check if learning has ‘stuck’: Give out sheets one week, two weeks or even later after teaching an objective. See if children’s Maths learning has ‘stuck’ – do they remember what to do?

We’re sure you’ll think of other ways to use these handy resources, too!

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If you have any more questions about Maths Assessment Packs and how they can help you, we’d love to talk! Please feel free to chat online with us, email info@planbee.com or send us a DM on Twitter @PlanBeeTeaching

Becky Cranham, PlanBee Founder and Lead Resource Creator.