Long-Term Curriculum Map for Year 6
We hope you find this document useful - it shows the 'Big Picture' of how our learning is organised across the year. Our plan ensures coverage of the national curriculum and is carefully designed to ensure progression of skills.
Homework plays an important part of our learning in Year 6 maths lessons. Though we operate a 'flexible' homework timetable, it is set regularly and includes weekly activities (such as 'Excellent Eight') uploaded to Teams as well as assignments on maths.co.uk. Some children may also be assigned additional activities using resources such as mymaths.
In every case, the emphasis is not on getting correct answers but, instead, clearly recording (with steps, working and annotations) the reasoning behind your attempts at problems. Attempts and solutions are explored in class where we are just as interested in 'wrong' answers as the correct ones! Work is expected to be completed on squared paper (with titles, margins, dates ...) and submitted on time so work can be discussed together as a class.
For any parents or children requiring 'additional' homework (on top of that which we ordinarily set in class), then we recommend the use of Corbettmaths' primary '5-a-day' activity page. This resource includes graded questions for every day of the year (as well as answer keys to check on progress).
Number Facts (Help at Home)
One age-related expectation of the National Curriculum is that children acquire fluent recall (mastery) of 'times tables' facts by the end of Year 4. Similarly, children at this age should also have developed the ability to count in multiples of 25.
If your child has not yet mastered these skills, we believe it is essential that they are supported - on a daily basis - to gain this key knowledge that will support their learning of maths in Year 6.
The resources below include a copy of our school guidance leaflet (usually given to pupils in Year 4) and some links to key resources and websites to support your child's progress with this critical knowledge building.
PARENTS: BPPS Calculation Guidance (Part 1)
This part of our calculation guidance sets out, in detail, our key principles that we use to support children's learning when they are calculating in maths.