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

Additional Teacher Mrs N. Carter

Teaching Assistants

Ms F. Langford Jackson
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
  • I can plan, draft and write a story in a particular genre using appropriate language and organisational features
  • I can write an extended narrative
  • I can use a reading journal (on paper or on screen) to record, explore and extend my own reading
  • I can write a short story with a flashback
  • I can present a multi modal version of a story
  • I can write a biography or autobiography
  • I can write a report for a newspaper
  • I can write a script for a radio news report
  • I can write a balanced discussion
  • I can use a range of methods for presenting factual information
  • I can write a poem containing imagery
  • I can write a poem about an important issue
  • I can write sentences in the style of a particular genre
  • I can write commands, statements and exclamations
  • I can write complex sentences in the passive voice
  • I can combine words, phrases and clauses effectively
  • I can write linked paragraphs using a range of cohesive devices:
  • I understand and can explain and use grammatical terminology
  • I can write complex sentences that link cohesively
  • I can write in the passive and active voices
  • I can write complex sentences that include expanded noun phrases
  • I can identify and use question tags
  • I can write formal and informal sentences
  • I can write in standard English
  • I can recognise and use subjunctive verb forms
  • I can use effective layout devices
  • I can use punctuation effectively
  • I can use personification effectively
  • I can use powerful and evocative adjectives, verbs and adverbs
  • I can use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them
  • I can spell some words with silent letters (for example, knight, psalm, solemn]
  • I can continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused
  • I can choose which shape of a letter to use when given choices
  • I can decide whether or not to join specific letters
  • I can select an appropriate script/style for different tasks e.g. printing for labels
  • I can choose the writing implement that is best suited for a task (e.g. quick notes, letters)
  • I can use common factors to simplify fractions and use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
  • I can use compare and order fractions, including fractions greater than 1
  • I can add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers
  • I can multiply simple pairs of proper fractions
  • I can find fractions
  • I can calculate equivalent decimal fractions
  • I can divide proper fractions by whole numbers
  • I can add whole numbers and decimals
  • I can subtract whole numbers and decimals
  • I can identify the value of each digit to three decimal places, multiply and divide by 10,100, 1000
  • I can multiply one digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
  • I can use written division methods to divide whole numbers and decimals
  • I can solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
  • I can recall and use equivalences between simple fractions and percentages
  • I can solve problems involving the relative size of two quantities
  • I can solve problems involving the calculation of percentages
  • I can solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
  • I can solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping
  • I can express missing number problems algebraically
  • I can use simple formulae
  • I can generate and describe linear number sequences
  • I can find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns
  • I can enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables
  • I can calculate the perimeter of rectilinear shapes
  • I recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa
  • I can calculate the areas of parallelograms and triangles
  • I recognise when it is possible to use the formulae for the area of shapes
  • I can solve measuring problems
  • I can read scales with un-numbered divisions accurately
  • I can use, read, write and convert between standard units
  • I can convert miles to km and vice versa
  • I can measure using negative numbers
  • I can solve money problems in pounds and pence
  • I can calculate, estimate and compare volume
  • I recognise when it is possible to use the formulae for the volume of shapes
  • I can draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • I can describe simple 3D shapes
  • I can recognise and build simple 3D shapes including making nets
  • I can find unknown angles in 2D shapes
  • I can illustrate and name parts of  circles
  • I can recognise and classify polygons
  • I can compare and classify geometric shapes
  • I can recognise angles and find missing angles
  • I can draw and translate and reflect shapes that are not parallel or perpendicular to the mirror line
  • I can describe positions on the full coordinate grid
  • I can show I can translate, reflect and rotate shapes in all four quadrants
  • I can interpret and construct a pie chart
  • I can draw a line graph and use this to answer a question
  • I can think of questions and answer them by collecting data and analysing it
  • I can calculate and interpret the mean as an average
  • I can follow a statistical line of enquiry

Year 6 Long Term Plan 2017-2018

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Curriculum Evening

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