How can you encourage your pupils to adopt a positive attitude to learning Times Tables?

Mighty Fun Activities for Practising Times Tables is a three-book series which uses superheroes to motivate children to practise the skills needed to solve multiplication, division and word based times table problems.

And we all know that practice makes perfect!

Superheroes appeal to even the most reluctant of learners and will instil a positive and competitive attitude towards learning. Your pupils will be excited and motivated to want to learn and practise times tables.

These enjoyable worksheets will help children to:

  • recall and apply times tables rapidly
  • increase mathematical fluency
  • understand and use a variety of mathematical language
  • make connections between times tables
  • understand the relationship between multiplication and division
  • and develop mathematical reasoning.

The books contain reproducible sheets of practical and written activities, which are designed to be used as flexible teaching aids. Teachers can dip in and out of the book in any order to support the learning of any times table. The activities work equally well as stand alone 5 to 20 minute lesson reinforcements or as regular times table learning.

For more information or to order the three-book series for just £40, visit Mighty Fun Activities for Practising Times Tables.

If you need your maths lesson saved now you can buy ebook versions for instant access to your superheroes on the links below:

Book 1 – 2, 5 and 10 times tables (£11.99)

Book 2 – 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables (£11.99)

Book 3 – 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables (£11.99)

Alternatively, you can order

• by phone on 01449 766629

• by fax on 01449 768047

• by email to

• or by post to Brilliant Publications, Mendlesham Industrial Estate, Norwich Road, Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5ND.


Are you struggling to justify school trips?

In these days of ever tightening budgets we understand the importance of providing value for money, particularly in relation to school trips/holidays that may not be viewed as essential.

We are a well-established riding centre (we will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2018) and we pride ourselves on providing a riding experience tailored to your pupils needs and providing that added value.

Our residential riding activity holidays provide a variety of experience and build skills that can contribute to both the mental and physical development of your students. Physical abilities such as balance and co-ordination are improved by riding and pupils also learn skills such as building a connection with a horse and taking responsibility for its care. This type of activity is particularly good for boosting self – confidence and increasing self- reliance, both valuable life skills.

We are fortunate to be situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, the Black Mountains in the north east corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We have direct access onto the hills from our site and a stay here can provide so many other opportunities that, reinforce classroom study, through linkages with Key Stages 3 & 4, and bring learning to life. For example, the area is a prime site for the study of habitat, biodiversity and ecosystems. Students are usually having so much fun they don’t even realise that they are learning.

We are also close to the town of Hay on Wye the ‘Town of Books’ and the river Wye both of which provide opportunities for a variety of further activities.

If riding isn’t really your thing, our bunkhouse can also be booked as accommodation only, with a separate bungalow for staff.

For further information and prices please click here

If a school ordered 600 of a new scientific calculator in June 2016 and then another 600 of the same model in March 2017, what would your conclusions be?

It’s probably not unreasonable to assume that the school was satisfied with the new calculator and that it met the criteria of their maths department as well as being suitable for use in GCSE exams.

….and the calculator in question ?   It’s the Logik LK 83XP  model, feauring “natural display” format,  dual power (battery & solar) prime factorisation and a host of other features which make it a sensible choice for KS 3, KS 4 and GCSE maths.

Further details of the LK 83XP dual power scientific calc can be found at: or contact Signpost Educational Ltd on 020 7515 1797 or email:

Autumn 2017: A Christmas Carol @ your school?

Fred Theatre is back in schools this autumn with another great adaptation of a literary classic: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Recognised for our quality, professionalism and accessibility Fred has built an excellent reputation for our schools friendly productions.

Our 90 minute adaptation is a fresh and exciting re-telling of the familiar and much loved story. A professional cast of six actors will faithfully present A Christmas Carol in an innovative and low tech setting–all you need supply is a space and an audience.

It’s an excellent introduction to the book for students, or a timely refresher.

A Christmas Carol can be performed in-school at a time to suit your schedule, and is available for bookings throughout October, November and December 2017.

Want to save money on your in-school booking?

If your school can host a public performance around the same time as booking an in-school show for students we may be able to save you money. We are looking for schools where we can perform to the general public in the evening. If you can host one of these shows, in return we will share the box office takings with you as a discount on your booking.

Want to know more?

Simply email our office ( or call Robert on 07974 210265. We’ll collect a few details from you and respond with potential dates and a quote soon after.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Fred Theatre Limited

classic drama, contemporary theatre    @FRED_Theatre

PS: Our popular 90 minute Macbeth is back on the road in the spring term, along with a new production of Romeo and Juliet. To register your interest in either of these please email the office (address above).