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Year 6 Maths Expectations


By the end of Year 6, your child should:

  • Use negative numbers to calculate intervals across zero
  • Divide numbers using long division, interpreting the remainders as appropriate
  • Use order of operations to carry out calculations
  • Use common factors to simplify fractions
  • Compare and order fractions of any size
  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers
  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers
  • Calculate decimal fraction equivalents for simple fractions
  • Multiply a number with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
  • Use written division with answers of up to two decimal places
  • Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages
  • Recall and use equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Solve problems using ratio using multiplication and division facts
  • Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known
  • Solve problems involving proportion, using knowledge of fractions and multiples
  • Use simple formulae
  • Generate and describe linear number sequences
  • Express missing number problems algebraically
  • Convert units of measure between smaller and larger units
  • Convert between miles and kilometres
  • Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
  • Calculate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids
  • Illustrate and name parts of a circle
  • Finding missing angles in triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons
  • Recognise vertically opposite angles and find missing angles
  • Describe positions on the full co-ordinate grid
  • Translate shapes on a co-ordinate grid and reflect in the axes
  • Construct and interpret pie charts
  • Calculate the mean as an average