Year 6 maths Progress checks

Y6 maths Progress checks, TheSchoolRun
Positive and negative numbers, partitioning and rounding, equivalent percentages, decimals and fractions – all Y6 numeracy topics your child will cover in their last year of primary school. Check their progress with our Y6 maths mini-tests, designed to help you identify any areas they need to revise and work on at home.

Key stage: Year 6, KS2

Want to support your child's maths learning at home? Our Y6 maths Progress Checks, prepared by a KS2 teacher, will help you identify any areas your child is finding tricky so you can revise them together.

Each term’s maths test consists of 20 questions and a total of 20 marks. The first 5 questions are mental maths questions (allow your child 10 seconds for each one) and the next 15 are written questions (allow your child as much time as they like to do these questions).


The Progress checks are designed to follow TheSchoolRun's Learning Journey for that particular term. Please note: they cannot and will not necessarily follow what your child’s teacher is doing at school this week / term, as teachers tend to choose to cover objectives in an order that they feel suits their class. Therefore, don’t worry if your child cannot complete certain questions; the point of the Progress checks is to help parents identify where children might need extra help and practice.

Y6 maths objectives explained

By the end of the school year children should be confident with the following:

Y6 number and place value

  • Reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 10,000,000
  • Calculating intervals across 0

Y6 calculating

Y6 fractions, decimals and percentages

  • Simplifying fractions
  • Comparing and ordering fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators
  • Multiplying pairs of proper fractions, giving the answer in its simplest form
  • Dividing proper fractions by whole numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Multiplying one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole  numbers
  • Using written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places

Y6 ratio and proportion

  • Finding percentages of amounts
  • Solving problems involving shapes and scale factors

Y6 algebra

Y6 measurement

  • Converting between units of measurement, using decimal notation up to three decimal places
  • Working out the perimeter and area of shapes (including parallelograms and triangles)
  • Working out the volume of cubes and cuboids

Y6 geometry

  • Drawing a 2D shape using given dimensions and angles
  • Finding unknown angles in any triangle, quadrilateral and regular polygon
  • Illustrating and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference
  • Recognising angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line or are vertically opposite
  • Plotting coordinates on all four quadrants
  • Drawing and translating simple shapes on the co-ordinate plane and reflect them in the axes

Y6 statistics

Read our parents' guide to what your child learns in Y6 maths to find out more about the skills they'll be practising; for practical applications choose from our Y6 maths worksheets or follow our Learning Journey for Y6 maths. We also offer a step-by-step revision course for KS2 maths SATs.