Year 6 Curriculum


Here is the latest overview of what the children will be learning this term.

Curriculum Overview 2017-18 Year 6

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National Curriculum Expectations


* Continue to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books.

* Ask questions to improve their understanding.

* Draw inferences and justify them with evidence from the text.

* Summarise the main ideas from more than one paragraph and identify the key details that support these ideas.

* Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.

* Know the difference between statements of fact and opinion.

* Retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction.

* Participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves.

* Provide reasoned justifications for their views.

* Make comparisons within and between books .



* Use organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader (e.g. headings, bullet points).

* Use informal language for speech and formal language when appropriate in their writing.

* Make links between paragraphs using a wider range of devices, repetition of words or phrases, the use of adverbials (such as on the other hand, in contrast) and ellipses.

* Use of semi-colon, colon and dash to mark the boundary between dependent clauses.

* Use a colon to introduce a list.

* Select appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how their choices can change and enhance meaning.

* Ensure the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing.

* Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed.


Maths—Number only

* Read, write, order and compare numbers up to at least 10 000 000.

* Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method.

* Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole   number using the formal written method of long division and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions or by rounding.

* Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.

* Use a simple formula (algebra).

* Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages .

* Use common factors to simplify fractions and common multiples to express fractions with the same denominator.

* Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using equivalent fractions.

* Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form.

* Divide proper fractions by whole numbers.

* Multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers.

* Recall & use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals & percentages, including in different contexts.

* Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above.




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