National Curriculum

Year 6 Maths Plans

We provide Hamilton Year 6 maths both as weekly plans (below) and as short blocks. We will eventually be phasing out the plans, as we believe our short blocks offer you all of the same advantages and more. Find out more about the advantages of Hamilton's short blocks.

In order to ensure that every part of the Year 6 content is covered before the statutory assessments in late May, there are nearly 13 weeks of teaching in the Autumn Term, 11 weeks in Spring and 27 days before the SATs in Summer. Each teacher will need to pace this teaching to suit their class and, crucially, their term dates. You may need to consider bringing some of the Spring Term teaching into Autumn. For more support in how to arrange this around different potential term structures structures, read more.

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Number, place value and negative numbers

Know what each digit represents in 7-digit numbers. Use place value to add and subtract. Compare numbers up to 10 million. Place 7-digit numbers on number lines and round to the nearest 10,000, 100,000 or 1,000,000. Use negative numbers in context of temperature, calculate rises and falls in temperature. Calculate intervals across zero.

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Mental addition and subtraction, order of operations

Add and subtract near multiples of integers including decimals (e.g. +/- 0 2.99, 3.02). Use knowledge of the order of operations and brackets to carry out calculations. Solve addition and subtraction multi-step word problems, including finding change. Includes bar model examples.

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Place value, decimals and addition of decimals

Use place value to add and subtract numbers with 3 decimal places. Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. Round numbers with 3 decimal places to the nearest whole, tenth and hundredth. Use written addition to add numbers with 3 decimal places. Use rounding to estimate totals and round answers to a given level of accuracy.

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Co-ordinates, statistics and measures

Plot points and draw polygons in all four quadrants. Work out new co-ordinates after a translation or reflection. Construct and interpret pie charts.  Draw a line graph and read intermediate points. Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.

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Mental multiplication and division; written multiplication

Solve problems involving rate. Solve problems by scaling up or down. Multiply and divide numbers with up to 2dp, e.g. 0.4 × 6, 3.5 ÷ 7, 5 × 0.03, 0.15 ÷ 3. Use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit then 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 35. Use rounding to approximate.

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Fractions, percentages and statistics

Compare fractions with unrelated denominators using equivalence. Know decimal equivalents for halves, quarters, fifths, eighths, tenths and hundredths. Recognise equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Find percentages of amounts. Use mental division strategies to find non-unit fractions of amounts. Calculate and interpret the mean as an average. Includes bar model examples.

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Understand and use simple formulae. Express missing number problems algebraically. Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns. Generate and describe linear number sequences. Includes bar model examples.

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Multiplication and division of fractions and written division

Multiply pairs of fractions together. Divide fractions by whole numbers. Use long division to divide 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, dividing any remainders to give fractions, and decimals where equivalents are known. 


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Area, perimeter and volume

Find the area of triangles and parallelograms, beginning to use formulae. Find areas and perimeters of rectilinear shapes. Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa. Find volumes of cubes and cuboids.

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Shape, ratio and percentages

Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found.  Find areas of triangles, rectangles and parallelograms. Describe ratios between unequal quantities, e.g. paint, solve ratio problems, e.g. in context of recipes. Solve problems involving unequal quantities. Use fractions and percentages to describe proportions. Includes bar model examples.

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Written multiplication and division

Use short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers. Use short division to divide 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, and 11 and 12, divide any remainders to give fractions/decimals/round up or down. Use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers, then 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 35. Use rounding to approximate. Use long division to divide 3-digit numbers, then 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.