Year 6 Geometry Programme of Study (statutory requirements)

Year 6 Geometry Programme of StudyHere is the Year 6 Geometry Programme of Study

Properties of shapes

Pupils should be taught to:

•    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.

Position and direction

Pupils should be taught to:

•    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.

What’s new and comments

Pupils draw shapes and nets accurately, using measuring tools and conventional markings and labels for lines and angles.

Pupils describe the properties of shapes and explain how unknown angles and lengths can be derived from known measurements, including knowing the names of parts of the circle.

These relationships might be expressed algebraically e.g. d = 2 × r.

Using all four quadrants to translate and reflect shapes could prove tricky for a lot of children.

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