# Year 6

## Year 6

Hello and welcome to Year 6.

Undoubtedly, your last year of Primary School is the very best, and we have so much to look forward to this year! Even though there is an emphasis on preparing for the End of Key Stage 2 SATs, we endeavour to ensure that our Year 6 pupils have a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum.

## English

We have implemented the Talk for Writing approach to learning English. It is creative, yet rigorous approach developed by the author Pie Corbett. It is fundamentally based on the key principles of how children learn.

Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the key language patterns they needs for a particular text type orally before they try reading and analysing it. Though fun activities that help them to rehearse the tune of the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to craft their writing, children are helped to write in the same style.

## Maths

In Maths we use Herts Essentials as a scheme of work. By the end of the year in Maths, we expect the children to be proficient with:

**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

**Number - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division:**

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.

**Number - Fractions, Decimals & 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 [ f o r e x a m p l e , 41 × 21 = 81 ]

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.

**Ratio & Proportions:**

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.

**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 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 & 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
divide proper fractions by whole numbers [for example, 31 ÷ 2 = 61 ]

associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction [for example, 38 ]

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

## Topic

We teach Art, DT, Science, Geography and History as individual subjects and lessons under an overarching topic using the Cornerstones Curriculum Maestro. Curriculum Maestro, from Cornerstones, is a nationally recognised approach which delivers outstanding learning opportunities for all children.

## Timetables and Curriculum Overview Map

## Topic Maps and Knowledge Organisers

## Useful Websites

__Logins (your child has their own login for these websites)__

__All Subjects:__

__English:__

__Maths:__

__Science:__

## Year 5/6 Statutory Spelling List