MATHS SYLLABUS – YEAR 6 (SCIENCE SYLLABUS – BELOW MATHS)
Ma6/2.1 Number & Place Value
Ma6/2.1a read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit
Ma6/2.1b round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
Ma6/2.1c use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across 0
Ma6/2.1d solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.
Ma6/2.2 Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division
Ma6/2.2a multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication
Ma6/2.2b 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, as appropriate for the context
Ma6/2.2c divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division where
appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context
Ma6/2.2d perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers.
Ma6/2.2e identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
Ma6/2.2f use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the 4 operations
Ma6/2.2g solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
Ma6/2.2h solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Ma6/2.2i use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate
degree of accuracy.
Ma6/2.3 Fractions (decimals & percentages)
Ma6/2.3a use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
Ma6/2.3b compare and order fractions, including fractions >1
Ma6/2.3c add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of
Ma6/2.3d multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form
Ma6/2.3e divide proper fractions by whole numbers
Ma6/2.3f associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents for a simple fraction.
Ma6/2.3g identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places and multiply and divide
numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 giving answers are up to three decimal places
Ma6/2.3h multiply one-digit numbers with up to 2 decimal places by whole numbers
Ma6/2.3i use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to 2 decimal places
Ma6/2.3j solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
Ma6/2.3k recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.
Ma6/2.4 Ratio & Proportion
Ma6/2.4a solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by
using integer multiplication and division facts
Ma6/2.4b solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and the use of percentages for comparison
Ma6/2.4c solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
Ma6/2.4d solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples.
Ma6/2.5a use simple formulae
Ma6/2.5b generate and describe linear number sequences
Ma6/2.5c express missing number problems algebraically
Ma6/2.5d find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns
Ma6/2.5e enumerate possibilities of combinations of 2 variables.
Ma6/3.1a solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation
up to 2 decimal places where appropriate
Ma6/3.1b 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, using decimal notation to up to 3 decimal places
Ma6/3.1c convert between miles and kilometres
Ma6/3.1d recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa
Ma6/3.1e recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes
Ma6/3.1f calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
Ma6/3.1g calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic
centimetres (cm3) and cubic metres (m3), and extending to other units
Ma6/3.2 Properties of Shape
Ma6/3.2a draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
Ma6/3.2b recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets
Ma6/3.2c compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in
any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
Ma6/3.2d illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the
diameter is twice the radius
Ma6/3.2e recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.
Ma6/3.3 Position & Direction
Ma6/3.3a describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all 4 quadrants)
Ma6/3.3b draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.
Ma6/4.1a interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
Ma6/4.1b calculate and interpret the mean as an average.
YEAR 6 – SCIENCE SYLLABUS
Sc6/1 Working Scientifically
During years 5 and 6, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills
through the teaching of the programme of study content:
Sc6/1.1 planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling
variables where necessary
Sc6/1.2 taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision
Sc6/1.3 recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys,
tables, and bar and line graphs
Sc6/1.4 using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests
Sc6/1.5 using simple models to describe scientific ideas
Sc6/1.6 reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
Sc6/1.7 identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.
Sc6/2.1 Living Things and their habitats
Sc6/2.1a describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics
and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
Sc6/2.1b give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
Sc6/2.2 Animals including humans
Sc6/2.2a identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart,
blood vessels and blood
Sc6/2.2b recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
Sc6/2.2c describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.
Sc6/2.3a recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things
that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
Sc6/3.2b recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not
identical to their parents
Sc6/2.3c identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation
may lead to evolution.
Sc6/4.1a recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines
Sc6/4.1b use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or
reflect light into the eye
Sc6/4.1c explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to
objects and then to our eyes
Sc6/4.1d use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the
objects that cast them
Sc6/4.2a associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells
used in the circuit
Sc6/4.2b compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs,
the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
Sc6/4.2c use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.