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Year 6 Expected Standards and Overviews

 

Expected Standards

 

Click on the star below to view an example of the standard of fiction text that a Year 6 pupil should be able to read and understand.

Overview

 

Across the year, Year 6 children learn to

  • Secure independent planning across all text types
  • Secure linking ideas within and across paragraphs
  • Use a variety of text layouts appropriate to purpose
  • Use different techniques to close a text
  • Secure a joined and legible handwriting style

 

Across the year in spelling, we

  • Revise theYear 5 Spelling Curriculum
  • Learn the Words We Need to Know
  • Practise words from our own spelling logs
  • Proofread our own work for spelling errors

 

Autumn Term

 

 

AUTUMN 1

FICTION TEXT

 

Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Chooses words to create atmosphere
  • Creates noun phrases that create atmosphere
  • Embeds dialogue that tells the reader about a character
  • Uses inverted commas correctly in a story
  • Evaluates and edits by ensuring correct subject and verb agreement
  • Evaluates and edits by assessing the effectiveness of own and others’ writing with reasoning
  • Proofreads for spelling errors linked to the spelling statements

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Diaries (different characters)

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Chooses vocabulary to signal how formal the text is
  • Chooses grammatical structures that signal how formal the text is

EVALUATING PROOFREADING FOCUS

  • Evaluates and edits by ensuring correct subject and verb agreement
  • Evaluates and edits by assessing the effectiveness of own and others’ writing with reasoning
  • Proofreads for spelling errors linked to the spelling statements

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Demonstrates familiarity with eight word classes and their use
  • Recognises and writes all four sentence types
  • Identifies the subject, verb and object in a sentence
  • Identifies and uses expanded noun phrases for description and concision
  • Identifies tenses accurately
  • Demarcates sentences accurately (beginning and end)Selects and spells the appropriate plural endings for a range of words

 

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Spells words with double consonants correctly
  • Spells words with the prefixes un, de, im, in, il, ir,auto, trans, bi, tri, semi, aero, micro,super, sub, inter tele, mis, anti, photo and hyphenated prefixes
  • Spells words ending in tial, cial, cious and tious
  • Spell words with the ay sound
  • Spell words with ough
  • Choose ph or f and spell words correctly

 

AUTUMN 2

FICTION TEXT

 

Parvana’s Journey

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Uses a combination of adverbs, ENPs and prepositional phrases to add detail
  • Embeds dialogue that moves the story forward
  • Extends sentences with relative clauses
  • Extends some sentences with subordinate clauses
  • Uses commas to punctuate clauses

 

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Persuasion:

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Use modal verbs to suggest different degrees of certainty
  • Extends sentences with relative clauses
  • Uses a range of linking words to make links between sentences
  • Selects language that shows good awareness of the reader
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Evaluating and Proofreading Focus

  • Evaluates and edits by proposing reasoned changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning
  • Proofreads for punctuation errors including capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks, exclamation marks, inverted commas

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Distinguishes between coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and can choose the appropriate ones to link clauses
  • Identifies and uses main clause and subordinate clauses (relative clause included) in a sentence
  • Distinguishes between formal and informal English; standard and non-standard English
  • Ensures correct subject-verb agreement
  • Identifies, forms and expands contractions accurately
  • Uses commas to mark clauses or phrases including fronted adverbials

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Spells the list of Autumn Term WWNTK
  • Spells words ending in -ant/-ance/ancy and –ent/ -ence/ency; recognises which ending is more likely for unfamiliar words
  • Spells words that end in ous
  • Spells words ending in -ible/ibly and able/ably and recognises which ending is more likely for unfamiliar words
  • Spells words ending in al el and le

 

 

Spring Term

 

SPRING 1

FICTION TEXT

 

StormBreaker

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Uses a range of linking words to make links between paragraphs
  • Starts some sentences with a subordinate clause
  • I have used ing and ed clauses
  • Attempts to use semi-colons, dashes, colons and hyphens
  • Writes effectively for a range of purposes and audiences
  • Uses verb tenses consistently throughout writing
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NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Explanation Text

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Uses the passive voice in some sentences
  • Uses brackets in non-fiction
  • Uses brackets in non-fiction
  • Starts some sentences with a subordinate clause

 

EVALUATING AND PROOFREADING FOCUS

  • Evaluates and edits by ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing
  • Proofreads for punctuation errors including semi-colons, colons, dashes, use of hyphens

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Identifies and uses the active and passive form; can accurately convert active to passive/passive to active
  • Uses prefixes and suffixes to change the meaning of words/change the word class of words
  • Recognises and forms words from the same word family
  • Uses apostrophes correctly for omission and singular possession, and mostly accurately for plural possession
  • Identifies and uses colons, semi-colons, single dashes and hyphens

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Spells words with the endings –cial and –tial; recognises which is the more likely ending for unfamiliar words
  • Adds suffixes which begin with vowel letters to words ending in –fer

 

SPRING 2

FICTION TEXT

 

Kensuke’s Kingdom

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Writes effectively for a range of purposes and audiences by selecting the appropriate form and drawing independently on what they have learned related to literary language, structure and characterisation
  • Distinguishes between the language of speech and writing and chooses the appropriate register
  • Exercises an assured and conscious control over levels of formality, manipulating grammar and vocabulary to achieve this
  • Uses punctuation precisely to enhance meaning and avoid ambiguity

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Information Text

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Writes effectively for a range of purposes and audiences by selecting the appropriate form and drawing independently on what they have learned related to literary language, structure and characterisation
  • Distinguishes between the language of speech and writing and chooses the appropriate register
  • Exercises an assured and conscious control over levels of formality, manipulating grammar and vocabulary to achieve this
  • Uses punctuation precisely to enhance meaning and avoid ambiguity

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Recognises where pronouns have been used for clarity and cohesion. Chooses pronouns for clarity and cohesion with accuracy
  • Recognises and selects a range of forms for regular and irregular verbs
  • Identifies modal verbs to express certainty and possibility; chooses the correct modal to ensure meaning
  • Selects appropriate synonyms and antonyms for a wide range of words
  • Identifies and uses punctuation to indicate parenthesis

 

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Uses a hyphen to join prefixes which end in a vowel to a root word which begins with one
  • Spells given homophones and chooses which one to use in the context of the sentence

 

 

 

Summer Term

 

SUMMER 1

 

Creation of Writer’s Portfolio

WRITING FOCUS

  • Revision of skills

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Revision of skills
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SPELLING FOCUS

  • Revision of Year 5 and 6 spelling patterns

 

 

SUMMER 2

 

Creation of Writer’s Portfolio

WRITING FOCUS

Revision of skills

GRAMMAR FOCUS

Revision of skills

 

 

SPELLING FOCUS

Revision of Year 5 and 6 spelling patterns

 


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