Latest Year 6 News


Welcome to Year 6 at St. Joseph’s. We have a dedicated team of adults working with the children here to provide them with a friendly, nurturing, learning environment, which will enable them to reach their full potential. The Year 6 team consists of;

Class Teachers

Mrs F. McGrath
Miss S. Long
Miss F. Langford Jackson (Teacher in Training)

Additional Teacher Mrs N. Carter

Teaching Assistants

Mrs T. Burgess
Mrs M. Hardy
Mrs D. Stewart
Mrs K. Power

Year 6 age related objectives

  • I can evaluate an author’s use of language and the impact on the reader
  • I can identify and evaluate the features of different genres
  • I can explain my reading preferences in terms of different genres
  • I can identify the features and structures of complex narrative
  • I can identify where there is a flashback in a story
  • I can use inferential evidence
  • I can summarise main ideas identifying key details
  • I can distinguish between fact and opinion
  • I can identify the features of biography or autobiography
  • I can identify the features of news reporting
  • I can recognise the structure and language features of both a persuasive argument and of a balanced discussion
  • I can identify how language and structure contribute to meaning in non fiction books and writing
  • I can discuss and evaluate the use of figurative language and imagery in a poem
  • I can identify the use of wordplay and powerful language in a poem about an important issue
  • I can use knowledge of morphology and etymology in reading and spelling to identify root words and add prefixes and suffixes
  • I can understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically, (see the word list)
  • I can use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
  • I can use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary
  • I can use a thesaurus
Year 6 Long Term Plan 2017-18