The principal focus of mathematics teaching in upper key stage 2, especially Year 6 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers – numbers up to 10 million. This should develop the connections that pupils make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.
At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to solve a wider range of problems, including increasingly complex properties of numbers and arithmetic, and problems demanding efficient written and mental methods of calculation.
With this basis in arithmetic, pupils are introduced to the language of algebra as a means for solving a variety of problems.
Teaching in geometry and measures should build on and extend knowledge developed in number. Teaching should also ensure that pupils classify shapes with increasingly complex geometric properties and that they learn the mathematical vocabulary they need to describe them.
By the end of year 6, pupils should be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages.
Pupils should read, spell and pronounce all their mathematical terms correctly.
Here in 6MB, we are continuing on with the Year 6 Curriculum, following the Maths No Problem scheme. So far, we have looked at:
- Numbers to 10 million
- Four operations on whole numbers
To continue to practice these, follow the links in the section below, to continue your spaced learning practice of these.
This Half Term, we are looking at:
- Equivalent Fractions
- Simplifying Fractions
- Comparing and ordering
- Dividing by a whole number
- Writing and reading decimals
- Dividing whole numbers
- Writing Fractions as Decimals
- Multiplying Decimals
- Dividing Decimals
- Adding and Subtracting with Decimals
- Converting Units of Mass
- Converting Units of Length
- Converting Units of Volume
- Converting Units of Time
Have a look at the objectives and teaching done within Oak National Academy and White Rose Maths (Links below) to support this.