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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REVISION: Number, place value, addition and subtraction

Understand and use place value and round numbers up to 10,000,000. Understand and use place value in numbers with 3 decimal places, multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. Convert between metric units of measurement. Place negative numbers on lines, find intervals which cross zero. Use column addition and subtraction, estimating answers. Solve multi-step word problems. Includes bar model examples.

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REVISION: Multiplication and division

Use place value and number facts to multiply and divide mentally. Use the written methods of short and long multiplication, short and long division. Use knowledge of four operations to reason and solve puzzles.

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REVISION: Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and scaling

Multiply and divide decimals by whole numbers. Solve ratio and scaling problems. Find percentages and fractions of amounts. Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. Includes bar model examples.

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REVISION: Shape, measures, statistics and algebra

Find areas of irregular and rectilinear shapes and perimeters of rectangles and rectilinear shapes. Find missing angles round a point, line, vertically opposite and in triangles. Interpret pie charts and line graphs. Make reflections and translations. Extend and describe linear number sequences. Includes bar model examples.

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SATS this week: no plans

No plans for SATs week. Good luck!

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Problem solving and calculator skills

Read recurring displays e.g. 0.3333333 and know that it represents a third. Interpret a rounding error, e.g. 6.9999999 as 7. Use a calculator and reasoning skills to aid problem solving. Decide when it is appropriate to use a calculator. Begin to use the memory (M+, M- and MR) keys.

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Problem solving and investigations

Work systematically to solve logic, visual and number puzzles and problems; find, describe and predict patterns. Use short division, long division and short multiplication.

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Measuring ourselves and what's around us

Make and justify estimates and approximations of large numbers. Explain methods and reasoning orally. Make general statements about patterns and relationships. Begin to find the mean of a set of data. Construct and interpret line graphs.

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Large numbers, games and puzzles

Children make and justify estimates and approximations of large numbers. Explain methods and reasoning orally, make general statements about patterns and relationships and solve mathematical puzzles. Use brackets and order of operations.

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History of maths

Children learn about different historic number systems and written methods of multiplication. They test rules (Goldbach’s conjecture and Pythagoras’ theorem) and look for patterns (Pascal’s triangle).

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Maths in art and nature

Children tessellate shapes, create fractal patterns, create patterns using symmetry, translation and rotation, draw natural spirals and find pairs of body measurements with a given ratio.