### Mathematics — Year 6

Number and Place Value

• Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit
• Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
• Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero
• Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.

Four Operations

• Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication
• Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context
• Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context
• Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
• Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
• Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations
• Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why

Ratio and Proportion

• Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
• Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures, and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison
• Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
• Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples.

Algebra

• Use simple formulae
• Generate and describe linear number sequences
• Express missing number problems algebraically
• Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns
• Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables.

Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages

• Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
• Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1
• Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
• Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form for example, ¼ x 1/2 = 1/8
• Divide proper fractions by whole numbers [for example, 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6
• Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction [for example, 3/8
• Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to three decimal places
• Multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
• Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places
• Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
• Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.

Measurement

• Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate
• Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to three decimal places
• Convert between miles and kilometres
• Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa
• Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes
• Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
• Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm3) and cubic metres (m3), and extending to other units [for example, mm3 and km3].

Geometry — Properties of a Shape

• Draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
• Recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets
• Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
• Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
• Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.

Geometry — Position and Direction

• Describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants)
• Draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.

Statistics

• Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
• Calculate and interpret the mean as an average

### English — Year 6

The following is an outline of the English curriculum covered in Year 6.

Autumn 1

• Shakespeare
• Journalistic Writing

Autumn 2

• CLassic Fiction — The Wizard of Oz
• Non-chronological Reports

Spring 1

• Balanced Arguments
• Persuasive Writing
• Formal/Informal Writing

Spring 2

• Leaflets (Information/Persuasion)
• Descriptive Writing

Summer 1

• Review of all Genres
• Writing Portfolio Completed for Teacher Assessment

Summer 2

• Various Activities Arising from Topic Work

### Science — Year 6

Topics to be covered in the year:

• Our Changing World
• The Nature Library– Why and how organisms are classified
• Electricity
• The Human Body
• Light
• Evolution and Inheritance

### Computing — Year 6

Emphasis will be on coding/programming but also include using computers to manage productivity. Topics will be:

• Planning the creation of a mobile app
• Developing project management skills
• Researching the app market
• Designing an interface for an app
• Developing a simple mobile phone app
• Marketing a mobile app

eSafety learning runs throughout all topics

### Geography — Year 6

• WOrld Cities Map Work
• Earthquakes

### History — Year 6

• Ancient Egypt
• Britain Since the 1930s

### Art & Design — Year 6

Learning will focus on:

• Dali
• Escher
• Munch

### Design & Technology — Year 6

• Fairground Rides
• Build Birmingham
• Food

### Physical Education — Year 6

Areas of study will include:

• Tag Rugby
• Hockey
• Football
• Athletics
• Striking and Fielding
• Tennis

### Modern Foreign Languages — Year 6

French will be taught weekly and throughout the year by a specialist language teacher.

### Religious Education — Year 6

We will follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus, available here.

### PSHE — Year 6

Topics will include:

• School Ethos/ Class rules
• Sex and relationships Education
• Transition to Secondary School

### Music — Year 6

The majority of music will be delivered by a specialist vocal teacher. In addition the pupils will complete a composition topic and half term learning to play an instrument.