Welcome to Year 6

Our two classes in year 6 are The Cave and The Holt. They are taught by Mr Alder & Mrs Taylor and Mrs Webb who are supported by Mrs Hailes and Mrs Fisher/Mr Moreby(PPA).

Our swimming day this term is Wednesday and our PE Days are Thursday & Friday. Our Library Day is Tuesday.

2019-2020 Pledge – Cave & Holt

This year we pledge to:
•Try Caving
•Gain a Citizen Award for each of us
•Perform a play to the wider community
•Go to the theatre
•Learn a Tudor Dance
•Independently produce an Olympic Project

Year 6 Newsletters

In this section you will find the latest copy of our Year Group Newsletter.

Year 6 Curriculum

Jurassic ParkSouth America/Maya CivilisationMission Impossible!

Year 6 English

Non Chronological ReportsNarrativeInformation Texts
BiographiesNon Chronological Reports (again)Drama
NarrativeDescriptive WritingLetters
JournalismExplanation TextsNon-linear narrative


Year 6 Maths

National Curriculum for Maths Year 6
Number and Place Value

Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit.

Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.

Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero.

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

Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.

Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1.

Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions.

Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form [for example, 1/4 × 1/2 = 1/8].

Divide proper fractions by whole numbers [for example, 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6 ].

Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction [for example, 3/8].

Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to three decimal places.

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

Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places.

Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.

Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.
Geometry: Properties of Shape

Draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles.

Recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets.

Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons.

Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius.

Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.
Geometry: Position and Direction

Describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants).

Draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.
Addition and Subtraction

Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.

Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in context, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

Solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.

Multiplication and Division

Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication.

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.

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.

Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers.

Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.

Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.

Solve problems involving multiplication and division.

Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.


Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate.

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 three decimal places.

Convert between miles and kilometres.

Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa.

Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes.

Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles.

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 [for example, mm3 and km3 ].


Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.

Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.
Ratio and Proportion

Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts.

Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures, and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison.

Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found.

Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples.


Use simple formulae expressed in words.

Generate and describe linear number sequences.

Express missing number problems algebraically.

Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns.

Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables.

 Useful Resources

Year 5/6 Reading List
Year 6 Maths activities at home

 Quick Links

Click here to go to the year 6 homework page
Click here to see a useful list of websites and apps for Year 6