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
  • 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 2017-18

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