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This term our writing genres are:


  • Poetry
  • Narrative 
  • Debate
  • Discussion
  • Persuasion
  • Plays


Writing expectations for Year 6:


  • I can write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences (including writing a short story) selecting language that shows good awareness of the reader.


  • I can describe settings, characters and atmosphere.


  • I can integrate dialogue in narratives to convey character and advance the action.


  • I can select vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect the style/formality of the writing.


  • I can use a range of devices to build cohesion (e.g. conjunctions, adverbials of time and place, pronouns, synonyms) within and across paragraphs.


  • I can use verb tenses consistently and correctly throughout my writing.


  • I can use a range of punctuation taught at Key Stage 2 mostly correctly (e.g. inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech).


  • I can spell most words from the year 5 / year 6 spelling list and use a dictionary to check the spelling of uncommon or more ambitious vocabulary.


  • I can maintain legibility in joined handwriting when writing at speed.



Working beyond Year 6 standard expectations:


  • I can write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting the appropriate form and drawing on what I have read as models for my own writing.


  • I can distinguish between the language of speech and writing and choose the appropriate register.


  • I can exercise an assured and conscious control over levels of formality, particularly through manipulating grammar and vocabulary to achieve this.


  • I can use the full range of punctuation taught at key stage 2 correctly (e.g. colons, dashes, semi-colons, hyphens) and when necessary use such punctuation precisely to enhance meaning and avoid ambiguity.