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: theYear 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.
Here at Master the Curriculum, we’re big supporters of White Rose Maths (WRM). And just like WRM, we want to help children develop a deep and lasting understanding of maths concepts and find enjoyment in mathematical challenges. All of our resources are aligned with this approach so that children are ready and keen to grasp more advanced topics when they transition to secondary school.
We’ve designed our resources for maths mastery, which is why each has a learning objective that matches one of the small steps to progression. For example, you might find resources with learning objectives like “Calculate and interpret the mean as an average” or “Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns”. This makes it easy for you to find learning materials that are suited to children’s abilities and help pupils move through topics in a logical order. But the benefits of using our Year 6 maths resources for White Rose lessons don’t stop there.
Just like the WRM curriculum, our Year 6 maths worksheets and learning materials revolve around three main types of activities: reasoning, problem-solving and fluency. Why? Because by tackling these types of tasks, children deepen their mathematical understanding, develop their numeracy skills and consolidate their knowledge.
White Rose Maths is also about making maths enjoyable, so we make all of our resources engaging and fun! We know that children learn and retain information best when they have a smile on their face, and in Year 6 especially, youngsters need to remember the lessons they learn so that they can jump into Year 7 maths with confidence.
So with our Year 6 White Rose-style resources, you can make sure children are fully prepared and have all of the foundational knowledge and skills they need to succeed in secondary school maths lessons and beyond.
Want to learn more about our White Rose resources? Check out our Supporting White Rose Maths Hub.
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.