# Year 6

## Articles

How your Year 6 child develops
As they look forward to the move to secondary school, what is changing for your Year 6 child?
What your child learns in Year 6 maths, English and science
Year 6 means the next round of SATs exams! Start revising by knowing what the learning targets are for the new year, reviewing what was taught in Years 3, 4 and 5, and giving your child SATs practice papers and past exams.
13 things you must look for during a secondary school visit
Starting the secondary school application process and feeling a bit clueless? We quizzed the experts (and the parents who’ve been there and done it) to find out what you should look out for when touring schools.

## Worksheets

Plan and write your own argument text
Think about an interesting subject that you feel strongly about. You are going to write one argument text FOR the subject and one argument text AGAINST the subject. Start by doing some research
Multiplying and dividing decimals
When you want to multiply a decimal by a one-digit or two-digit number, you can use the long multiplication method. It is very important to remember to line up your numbers correctly or your decimal point will end up in the wrong place! Practise these sums using this method.
Year 6 English Progress checks
From persuasive arguments to punctuation, text analysis to narrative techniques and spelling to sentence structure, Year 6 brings all your child's primary school literacy learning together. Check their progress and identify any areas they might need to revise in the run-up to KS2 SATs with our Progress checks.
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## Everything you need to help prepare your child for KS2 SATs

You'll find lots of resources on TheSchoolRun to help your child prepare for their SATs test at the end of Year 6 including:

## A complete parents' guide to EVERYTHING your child will learn in Year 6 maths

The Parents' Guide to Year 6 Maths will very quickly help you understand what's been going on in your child's lessons all these years – and better equip you for helping your child to really grasp their maths and get ahead in Year 6.

You will get an overview of the exact kind of sums, calculations and operations children are expected to be able to perform with whole and decimal numbers, percentages and fractions – as well as how they are taught to do them. You will learn exactly what they are expected to know about – and do with – shapes and measurements and data handling and you will also discover important little insights such as why you should not tell your child to move the decimal point when multiplying or dividing with decimals.

This popular eBook includes 50 ideas for maths games to play with your child, as well as resource sheets which you can print again and again to help your child practise place value, column calculations, 2D and 3D shapes, Venn diagrams, Carroll diagrams and more.

## Fantastic learning packs to support your child's Year 6 learning

Looking for support on one specific area of the Year 6 curriculum?  Browse through our range of learning packs and chances are you'll find just what your need. Our learning packs cover all aspects of a tricky subject, from information for parents to practical activities to help your child master it. Whether it's times tables or handwriting your child needs practice in, everything you need is just a download away. For starters, why not check out:

## Prepare your child for the transition to secondary school

The move to secondary school is a big turning point in your child's life and you'll want to spend a lot of Year 6 preparing. You'll find lots of resources on TheSchoolRun to help ensure your child has the best start ever in Year 7, including:

## Get ready for Year 7!

Sussing out your secondary school is a practical guide which supports your child's transition from primary school to secondary school.

Bright, colourful and full of practical tips for new school starters, this workbook is for your child to use as they move up to secondary school. Through a range of activities, they’ll think and learn about all the important aspects of changing school, including planning the journey, making friends, coping with the homework and understanding the timetable.

Give this handy workbook to your child to start filling out now, or pop it in their bag to take with them on their first day. It's an ideal tool to help them ease into their new school life.

## History, georgraphy or science homework? Let the Homework Gnome help

In Year 6, your child will cover some core learning areas of history, geography and science. For many of these topic-areas, you'll find top facts, timelines, did you knows, pictures, videos and more, in the Homework Gnome. Why not check out the following:

Geography: