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.