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Blog posts for: Year 6

Comprehension

Comprehension

Find out how reading comprehension is taught throughout primary school, and take a look at our books, advice, and free activities to help at home.

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Help with times tables

Help with times tables

Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.

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The 11+

The 11+

Considering applying for your local grammar or independent school? Find out more about the 11+ exam and how you can help your child prepare at home.

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Algebra in Year 6 (age 10–11)

Algebra in Year 6 (age 10–11)

In Year 6, your child will start using simple formulae, will describe number sequences using letters as symbols, and will find unknowns in an equation.

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Geometry & shapes in Year 6 (age 10–11)

Geometry & shapes in Year 6 (age 10–11)

In Year 6, your child will draw and build shapes using information about length and angles. They will plot points and shapes on a full coordinate grid, and will translate and reflect shapes.

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Key Stage 2 SATs

Key Stage 2 SATs

Find out what will be expected of your child in the KS2 SATs taken at the end of Year 6, and how you can support them at home.

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Countdown to the KS2 SATs: week one

Countdown to the KS2 SATs: week one

Advice from James Clements about how you can help your child to do their very best in the KS2 national tests, and how the assessments can be approached so that they’re a positive experience for everyone involved.

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Money, money, money

Money, money, money

Money isn’t everything, but being ‘good with money’ is undoubtedly a useful life skill. Read Fiona Lazenby’s top tips for practising using money with your child.

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KS2 SATs: Maths

KS2 SATs: Maths

Find out all about the Key Stage 2 SATs maths test. Take a look at our advice, activities, videos, and books to help support your child.

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Working with school (in strange times)

Working with school (in strange times)

James Clements shares his advice on how we can work together with teachers to help our children be happy and confident at school, and gives his tips on getting the most out of parents’ evening.

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Bond SATs Skills

Bond SATs Skills

Prepare your children for the Key Stage 2 SATs with Bond SATs Skills workbooks, developing core maths, comprehension and English skills.

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Maths is everywhere!

Maths is everywhere!

Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.

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Writing a thank you letter

Writing a thank you letter

Practise handwriting by writing a thank you letter to someone who has helped you during lockdown – like a teacher, a family member, or a healthcare worker.

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Common reading issues

Common reading issues

Tackle common reading problems with our expert advice on supporting struggling readers, engaging reluctant readers, and encouraging boys to pick up a book.

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KS2 SATs: Reading

KS2 SATs: Reading

Find out all about the Key Stage 2 SATs reading test. Take a look at our advice, activities, videos, and books to help support your child.

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Teaching maths at home

Teaching maths at home

Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.

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Times Tables Flashcards

Times Tables Flashcards

These Bond Times Tables Flashcards provide rapid recall practice in all the times tables from 1 to 12, helping children to meet the curriculum expectations for Key Stage 2 maths and the Year 4 multiplication tables check. With questions on one side and the sum on the reverse, the flashcards can be used independently or with a parent, tutor or another child to quickly test knowledge.

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