Term 2
Year 6 Term 2 

Key Concepts – Number – 4 operations

Key Vocabulary – Four Operations Factors Common Factors Multiples Long division Short division Quotient Divisor Divisible Dividend Remainder BODMAS/BIDMAS Multistep Estimate 

Key Concepts – Properties of shape

Key Vocabulary – Properties of shape 

Isosceles triangle Scalene triangle Rhombus Pentagon Heptagon Polygon Quadrilateral Kite Parallelogram Trapezium

Polyhedron Tetrahedron Cube Octahedron Dodecahedron Icosahedron Diameter Radius Circumference Regular Irregular 
Acute Obtuse Reflex Degree Set square Angle measurer Compasses Protractor


Common Misconceptions – Addition and Subtraction Formal written methods are not the only way of solving a problem and may not be the most efficient. Estimation and rounding can be used to check whether an answer is likely to be correct. Children do not present their work accurately leading to issues with place value and nonsensical answers. A lack of understanding of vocabulary can lead to selection of inappropriate operations. Common Misconception – Perimeter The wrong scale on the protractor is selected which leads to inaccurate measurements. Properties of 2D and 3D shapes are confused. Terminology of radius and diameter are not fully understood and lead to confusion. Children do not use the sum of internal angles knowledge to assist them in calculating with irregular polygons. 