Year 6 Maths Worksheets and Teaching Resources
Year 6 is a big and exciting school year for children. Just like each year of primary education, Year 6 brings new challenges and interesting lessons, but it also leads up to a big stage in children’s lives: the Year 6 transition to secondary school.
So this last year of primary school will prepare not-so-little ones for the move up to “big school” with more complex lessons, independent learning experiences and discussions about what to expect during the transition.
Before moving up to Key Stage 3, children will need a good understanding of the foundational knowledge learned during both KS1 and KS2, so in addition to delving deeper into upper KS2, children in Year 6 will revise earlier topics to build their mathematical fluency.
And when it comes to helping children consolidate their knowledge and grasp new topics in the Year 6 maths curriculum, we’re here to help. At Master the Curriculum, you’ll find fun and engaging Year 6 maths worksheets and resources of all kinds, including interactive maths videos, reasoning booklets, teaching slides and more. With our resources, you can help children master primary maths and spark excitement for learning in young minds.
The Year 6 Maths Curriculum: What Will Children Learn?
Our resources are perfectly aligned with the national curriculum. Each and every learning resource we offer has been carefully designed to help children meet a specific learning objective within one of the eight key topics laid out by the Department of Education’s Year 6 programme of study:
- Number and Place Value — Throughout Year 6, children will become acquainted with numbers beyond 1,000,000 and up to 10,000,000. They will learn to read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy. They will also need to use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division — Using written methods of calculation, children will be taught to multiply and divide numbers with up to four digits by two-digit whole numbers. They will also build their mental maths skills, solve problems using all four operations and learn to check their answers using estimation.
- Fractions — Year 6 lessons on fractions will teach children to apply all four operations to fractions. Children will add and subtract fractions with different denominators using equivalent fractions, multiple pairs of proper fractions and divide proper fractions by whole numbers. They will also learn equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages.
- Algebra — Year 6 is the first taste children will get of algebra, a key part of Key Stage 3 maths. During this year, they’ll be introduced to simple formulae and will learn to generate and describe linear number sequences, express missing numbers algebraically and find pairs of numbers that satisfy equations with two unknowns.
- Geometry — By the end of the school year, children will be able to draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles and build simple 3D shapes. They will also be able to compare and classify geometric shapes and find unknown angles, and come to grips with more advanced concepts, such as the radius, diameter and circumference of circles, and coordinates plotted on a full coordinate grid.
- Measurement — Children will develop their understanding of different types of measurements by learning to convert units of measurement, and measurements of length, time, mass and volume using decimal notation up to three decimal places. They will also continue learning about perimeter, area and volume, and use formulae where possible to calculate area and volume.
- Ratio and Proportion — Year 6 maths will teach children more about the relationship between two numbers. They will learn to recognise proportionality in different contexts and solve problems using scale factors, unequal properties (for example, “For every three green apples, four are red. What fraction of the apples are green?”). They’ll also learn to use percentages to calculate angles of pie charts.
- Statistics — Children will develop their ability to understand and present data by interpreting and construction pie charts and line charts, as well as learn how to calculate and interpret the mean as average.
How Our Teacher-Approved Resources Can Help
As a team of teachers, we know that the Year 6 maths curriculum can present children with maths concepts and problems that are particularly tricky to grasp. But we’re firm believers that every child can become a maths whizz with the right support and resources. Our resources are designed to help all children overcome obstacles to learning, achieve maths mastery and find enjoyment in maths lessons.
Whether you’re a teacher looking for resources to enhance your lesson plans or a parent looking for primary maths resources for home learning, you can use our learning materials to improve children’s understanding of complex concepts and boost their confidence in their maths abilities.
Enable Deeper Learning with the Right Resources
We offer resources of varying levels of difficulty that give children the chance to apply their maths knowledge, reasoning skills and problem-solving abilities to different contexts. In doing so, they’ll need to consider different methods and ways to approach maths problems, and as a result, they’ll gain a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.
Encourage Children to Embrace Independent Learning
By encouraging children to independently complete the tasks laid out in our resources, you can prepare them for the more independent learning style they’ll need to embrace in secondary school.
We also offer mini-assessments complete with answers and worksheets to help children practise using estimation to check their answers to calculations. These resources can introduce children to reflective learning and self-assessment, which will be a common feature in secondary education. Introducing children to these practices in Year 6 can help them develop their independence and sense of responsibility before moving up to KS3. It can also encourage deeper learning, as children will have the opportunity to better understand and improve their learning.
Engage and Excite Children with Fun Maths Resources
As well as helping children practise their maths skills, our resources use visual elements, fun activities and creative contexts to capture children’s attention and encourage them to have fun with maths.
Making maths enjoyable for children is particularly important during this year, as children will be tackling tricky topics. Challenging maths problems can cause children to become frustrated and disengaged with lessons, but if lessons are fun and even exciting, students will be more willing to participate and give it their best shot. Having fun while learning can also promote a deep and lasting mathematical understanding, as when lessons are more memorable, children are more likely to retain the information learned.
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- Year 6 Membership: If you want to access all of our Year 6 resources, both free and premium, you can sign up for a Year 6 membership for just £39 a year! With this membership, you can use, download and print as many of our Year 6 resources as you like.
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Browse Year 6 Maths Worksheets and Resources by Topic
You can find Year 6 maths worksheets and resources that are perfectly suited for your lessons by browsing resources by topic. Find learning materials to accompany your lesson plans and help children meet learning objectives with a variety of resources, including highly visual worksheets, teaching slides, reasoning booklets and assessments.