KS3 Bread and Butter

bandb2We’ve just started using the bread and butter starters (here is the link  to my original POST ) with our year 11 “super group” and it got me thinking about how I could do something similar with years 7 and 8, so that by the time the students get further up the school they are used to the routine and also get regular practise with their basic numeracy skills.

So this evening I’ve put together some “basic sums” style bread and butter worksheets that will keep those basic skills fresh. I’ve put together 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 – so there are 3 sheets in a cycle – and also the second and third sets too. With the KS4 bread and butter sheets I used all three in a week but I’m not sure that’ll be the case with years 7 and 8 as I’m still gauging what they do and  don’t know from previous teaching and also what I can get away with: today my set 1 in year 7 were introduced to the fact that you can have negative and fractional indices (!!) and we did some work with the laws of indices .. I think I was pushing my luck there a tad towards the end but they loved it.

PS: I’ve already put them in the “extras” tab at the top of JustMaths online and any new ones will get added soon too!

Week 1:

KS3 – Bread and Butter 1.1

KS3 – Bread and Butter 1.2

KS3 – Bread and Butter 1.3

Week 2:

KS3 – Bread and Butter 2.1

KS3 – Bread and Butter 2.2

KS3 – Bread and Butter 2.3 

 Week 3:

KS3 – Bread and Butter 3.1

KS3 – Bread and Butter 3.2

KS3 – Bread and Butter 3.3

2014-09-23T23:08:57+00:00September 23rd, 2014|Resources|


  1. Rosalind Martin September 25, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Just loading up the printer with good quality paper to print and laminate these sheets – they look great! Love all the fonts!

  2. Mel September 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Glad they’ll be of use 🙂

  3. Eileen October 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Yet again you have come up with brilliant resources. Your Key Stage 4 are brillliant and my Yr 11 come in asking for “bread & butter” one of these days I will actually bring in some bread & butter instead!

  4. amanda September 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Is there any possibility that further KS3 bread and butter practice will be available on the regular JustMaths website ? The resources are superb and are building the confidence of my low attaining GCSE group ( will move on to KS4 ones later!). Thank you for all of your resources – they are amazing. Best Wishes.

  5. JustMathsMel September 19, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    yes there will be more as I get through the ones I’ve done with year 8.

  6. Anonymous September 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    HI! I think these are fantastic as are the ones for GCSE – will there be anymore for KS3 do you know?

    Thanks for all your hard work with these

    Mel 🙂

  7. Mel September 6, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I think these are brilliant!! I am really looking forward to using them this year as well as the GCSE ones.

    Will there be anymore KS3 ones at all?



  8. JustMathsMel September 6, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Yep! … just a matter of getting them on the blog! Time time time is my enemy .. have added (again) to my to do list! Mel

  9. JustMathsMel September 8, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Yep … on my “to do” list

  10. Louise October 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Hi just wondering where do they do these, books, separate paper, question sheet itself or whiteboards?

  11. admin October 17, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    On the sheet itself.

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