This term our writing genres are:
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.