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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


End of Year 6 Writing Expectations


Spelling: Sufficient evidence shows the ability to...

  • Write from memory, dictated sentences which include words and punctuation from the ks2 curriculum.
  • Use knowledge of morphology to spell words with the full range of prefixes and suffixes in the YR 5-6 spelling appendix e.g. pre-, re-, -able, -ible, -ably, -ibly, -al, -ial.
  • Use the appropriate range of spelling rules and conventions to spell polysyllabic words which conform to regular patterns.
  • Spell some challenging homophones from the YR 5-6 spelling appendix.
  • Spell the majority of words from the YR 5-6 statutory word list.


Handwriting: Evidence..

  • Writing is legible and fluent.
  • Correct choice is made about whether to join handwriting or print letters e.g. to label a diagram.


Useful Video/ Link for Spelling and Handwriting:


Composition: structure and purpose Sufficient evidence shows the ability to...

  • Discuss and develop ideas; routinely use the drafting process before and during writing.
  • Adapt form and style to suit purpose and audience; draw appropriate features from models of similar writing.
  • Use paragraphs to develop and expand some ideas in depth; add detail within each paragraph; coverage may not always be even.
  • Use a range of devices to link ideas within and across paragraphs e.g. adverbials or repetition of a phrase.
  • Use a range of presentational devices, including use of bullet points, tables and columns, to guide the reader.
  • Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action.
  • Describe characters, settings and atmosphere, with some precision.
  • Summarise longer passages, when required.
  • Evaluate own and others’ writing; proof read, edit and revise.


Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation: Sufficient evidence shows the ability to...

  • Write a range of sentence structures (simple and complex) including relative clauses e.g. using ‘that’, ‘which’.
  • Use a wide range of punctuation including brackets and dashes; commas for pauses; colons and semi-colons for lists; hyphens; consistent use of bullet points.
  • Use modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility.
  • Maintain correct tense; also control perfect form of verbs e.g. He has collected some shells
  • Understand and use active and passive voice.
  • Identify the subject and object.
  • Identify synonym and antonym.
  • Select vocabulary and grammar to suit formal and informal writing.
  • Use vocabulary which is varied, interesting and precise.
  • Use a dictionary and thesaurus to define words and expand vocabulary.


Useful Video/ Links for Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation: