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            Year 6 Maths        Back to Maths at Brunswick

From September 2015 year 6 will be following the curriculum as explained below.

These ‘I can’ statements are what the children should be able to do at the end of year 6. They are organised into foundation learning (key maths facts) and conceptual learning (key maths concepts).




  •          I can read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 million and determine the value of each digit
  •          I can add, subtract and use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero
  •          I can perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
  •          I can use my knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations
  •          I can multiply numbers with at least 4-digits by a 2-digit whole number using long multiplication
  •          I can divide numbers up to 4-digits by a 2-digit whole number using long division, and interpret remainders as whole          number remainders, fractions, decimals or by rounding as appropriate for the context
  •          I can identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
  •          I can use common factors to simplify fractions and use common multiples to express fractions in the same                          denomination
  •          I can compare and order any fraction, including fractions >1
  •          I can multiply and divide numbers up to three decimal places by 10, 100 and 1 000 where the answers are up to                three decimal places
  •          I can multiply 1-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
  •          I can use percentages for comparison and calculate percentages of whole numbers or measures such as 15% of              360
  •          I can recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages including in different                      contexts
  •          I can generate and extend linear number sequences
  •          I can express missing number problems algebraically
  •          I can find pairs of numbers that satisfy number sentences involving two unknowns
  •          I can recognise equivalent ratios and reduce a given ratio to its lowest terms
  •          I can calculate and interpret the mean as an average
  •          I can calculate and interpret the mode and median as an average
  •          I can recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets
  •          I can recognise angles and find unknown angles involving angles at a point, on a straight line, in a triangle (180o),            in a quadrilateral (360°) and vertically opposite angles
  •          I can describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants)
  •          I can construct, translate and reflect simple shapes on the coordinate plane and reflect them in the axes
  •          I can calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles




  •          I can use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine an appropriate level of accuracy
  •          I can calculate decimal fraction equivalents (e.g. 0.375) for a simple fraction (e.g. 3/8) and explain how I’ve done it
  •          I can add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent              fractions
  •          I can multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form (e.g. ¼ x ½ = 1/8)
  •          I can divide proper fractions by whole numbers (e.g 1/3 ÷2 = 6)
  •          I can use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to 2 decimal places
  •          I can solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
  •          I can work out the possibilities of combinations of two variables
  •          I can solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using                    integer multiplication and division facts
  •          I can solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples
  •          I can solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
  •          I can interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
  •          I can solve different types of problems using averages
  •          I can compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any            triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
  •          I can illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter            is twice the radius
  •          I can solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation to three              decimal places where appropriate
  •          I can use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and            time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, including between miles and kilometres using              decimal notation to three decimal places
  •          I can recognise when it is necessary to use the formulae for area and volume of shapes
  •          I can calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including centimetre                  cubed (cm3) and cubic metres (m3) and extending to other units, such as mm3 and km3