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Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful
Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful

Year 6

Reading Word Reading · Apply knowledge of root words to read aloud and to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words. · Apply knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to read aloud and to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words. · Use combined knowledge of phonemes and word derivations to pronounce words correctly. For example: arachnophobia, audience. · Attempt pronunciation of unfamiliar words drawing on prior knowledge of similar looking words. Comprehension · Read and become familiar with a wide range of books, including modern fiction, fiction from our literacy heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions. · Read books that are structured in different ways. · Recognise texts that contain features from more than one text type. · Consider and evaluate how effectively texts are structured and laid out. · Read non-fiction texts to support other curriculum areas. · Read closely to ensure understanding. · Recommend books that they have read to their peers, giving reasons for their choices. · Identify and discuss themes in a range of writing and across longer texts. · Identify and discuss the conventions of different text types. Identify key points in an appropriate text. · Learn a range of poetry by heart. For example, narrative verse, sonnet. · Prepare poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action. · Identify and comment on writer’s choice of vocabulary, giving examples and explanation. · Identify and explain how writers use grammatical features for effect. For example, the use of short sentences to build tension. · Show awareness of the writers’ craft by commenting on use of language, grammatical features and structure of texts. · Express a personal point of view about a text, giving reasons linked to evidence from texts. · Raise queries about texts. · Make connections between other similar texts, prior knowledge and experience and explain the links. · Compare different versions of texts and explain the differences and similarities. · Listen to others ideas and opinions about a text. · Build on others’ ideas and opinions about a text in discussion. · Explain and comment on explicit and implicit points of view. · Summarise key information from different parts of a text. · Recognise the writer’s point of view and discuss it. · Present a personal point of view based on what has been read. · Present a counter-argument in response to others’ point of view. · Provide reasoned justifications for their views. · Refer to text to support opinion. · Distinguish between statements of fact and opinion. · Find information using skimming to establish main idea. · Use scanning to find specific information. · Text mark to make research efficient and fast. · Organise information or evidence appropriately.

Writing

Composition

· Identify the audience for and purpose of writing. · Choose the appropriate form and register for the audience and purpose of the writing. · Use grammatical structures / features and choose vocabulary appropriate to the audience, purpose and degree of formality to make meaning clear and create effect. · Use a range of sentence starters to create specific effects, for example, adverbials, conjunctions, ing, ed. · Use developed noun phrases to add detail to sentences. · Use the passive voice to present information with different emphasis. · Use commas to mark phrases and clauses. · Sustain and develop main ideas logically in narrative and nonnarrative writing. · Use character, dialogue and action to advance events in narrative writing. · Summarise text, conveying key information. · Write paragraphs with a topic sentence which clearly signal a change in, for example, subject, time, place, event. · Use organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader, for example, headings, bullet points, underlining. · Assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing. · Suggest changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarifying meaning. · Ensure consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing. · Ensure correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural. · Distinguish between the language of speech and writing and choose the appropriate register. · Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors. · Perform their own compositions, using appropriate intonation, volume and movement so that meaning is clear. Writing Cont’d Transcription · Convert verbs into nouns by adding suffixes, for example, tion, ure. · Distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused. · Spell identified commonly misspelt words from Year 5 and 6 word list. · Understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically . · Use dictionaries to check spelling and meaning of words. · Use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary. · Use a thesaurus. · Use a range of spelling strategies. · Choose which shape of a letter to use when given choices and deciding, as part of their personal style, whether or not to join specific letters. · Choose the writing implement that is best suited for a task (e.g quick notes, letters).

Mathematics

Numbers · Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero. · Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy and solve problems which require answers to be rounded to a specific degree of accuracy. · Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where the missing values can be found using integer multiplication and division facts. · Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination. · Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages, (for example, of measures) such as 20% of 440 and the use of percentages for comparison. · Multiply 1-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers. · Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations with large numbers. · Divide numbers up to 4-digits by 2-digit whole number using formal written methods of long division and interpret remainder in various ways. · Use knowledge of order of operations to carry out calculations involving all four operations. · Add and subtract fractions with different denominations and mixed numbers, using concept of equivalent fractions. · Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form. · Divide proper fractions by whole numbers (? /2= 1/16). · Express missing number problems algebraically. · Find pairs of numbers that satisfy number sentences involving two unknowns.

Geometry and statistics

· Recognise, describe and build simple 3D shapes, including making nets. · Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes to find unknown angles in any triangle, quadrilateral and regular polygons. · Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the radius is half the diameter. · Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation up to 3 decimal places. · Calculate the area of a parallelogram and triangles and calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard measurements. · Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.

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