Year 6 Block B – Securing number facts, understanding shape
The focuses of mathematics learning within this block are:
 Multiples, factors, primes and prime factors
 Tables to 10 × 10; squares, squares of multiples of 10
 Tests of divisibility
 Mental methods: multiplication and division facts applied to decimals
 Patterns, relationships and properties of numbers and shapes; suggesting hypotheses
 Representing a problem using calculations, symbols, formulae, diagrams
 Visualising and classifying 3D and 2_D shapes, including quadrilaterals
 Making and drawing shapes
 Using a calculator including to find inverses
The objectives for the block are listed in the table – the right hand column indicates how the objectives might be addressed in the units
Objectives 
Unit 1 
Unit 2 
Unit 3 
Tabulate systematically the information in a problem or puzzle; identify and record the steps or calculations needed to solve it, using symbols where appropriate; interpret solutions in the original context and check their accuracy 



Represent and interpret sequences, patterns and relationships involving numbers and shapes; suggest and test hypotheses; construct and use simple expressions and formulae in words then symbols (e.g. the cost of c pens at 15 pence each is 15c pence) 



Use knowledge of multiplication facts to derive quickly squares of numbers to 12 × 12 and the corresponding squares of multiples of 10 



Use knowledge of place value and multiplication facts to 10 × 10 to derive related multiplication and division facts involving decimals (e.g. 0.8 × 7, 4.8 ÷ 6) 



Recognise that prime numbers have only two factors and identify prime numbers less than 100; find the prime factors of twodigit numbers 



Use approximations, inverse operations and tests of divisibility to estimate and check results 



Use a calculator to solve problems involving multistep calculations 



Describe, identify and visualise parallel and perpendicular edges or faces; use these properties to classify 2D shapes and 3D solids 



Make and draw shapes with increasing accuracy and apply knowledge of their properties 


