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