Year 6 – Mr Gould

Writing Targets for Year 6

Working Towards Expected

  • I can use paragraphs to organise ideas
  • I can describe settings
  • I can describe characters
  • I can use themes across my writing to link paragraphs together and creat a flow of tex
  • I can use singular and plural words accurately
  • I can use homophones mostly correctly (words that sound the same but have different spellings)
  • I can use the correct tense throughout my writing
  • I can use coordinating conjuctions
  • I can use subordinating conjunctions
  • I can use capital letters and full stops correctly
  • I can use question marks mostly correctly
  • I can use exclamation marks mostly correctly
  • I can use commas in a list mostly correctly
  • I can use apostrophes for contractions mostly correctly
  • Spelling most Year 3 & 4 words correctly
  • Spelling most Year 5 & 6 words correctly
  • I can use a dictionary

Working At Expected

  • I can structure my writing considering the audience and purpose
  • I can create atmosphere in my writing
  • I can integrate dialogue to develop characters
  • I can evaluate and edit my writing to improve it
  • I can use vocabulary and grammatical structures in formal writing
  • I can confidently use themes across my writing to link paragraphs together and create a flow of text
  • I can use headings , bullet points and underlining to guide a reader through my writing
  • I can use the passive voice
  • I can use modal verbs
  • I can write complex sentences (including a subordinate clause).
  • I can vary the position of clauses in sentences
  • I can use precise adverbial phrases to add detail
  • I can use precise prepositional phrases to add details
  • I can use precise expanded noun phrases to add detail
  • I can use inverted commas mostly correctly
  • I can use commas for clarity mostly correctly
  • I can use punctuation for parenthesis (dashes, brackets, commas) mostly correctly
  • I can show some correct use of semi-colons
  • I can show some correct use of dashes
  • I can show some correct use of colons
  • I can show some correct use of hyphens
  • Spelling most Year 5 & 6 words correctly

Working At Greater Depth

  • I can structure my writing by accurately considering the audience and purpose
  • I can use precise vocabulary to shift between formal and informal writing
  • I can use grammatical structures to shift between formal and informal writing
  • I can appropriately select verb forms (the present progressive, the simple present, the present perfect, the simple past and modals)
  • I can use inverted commas correctly
  • I can use commas for clarity correctly
  • I can use punctuation for parenthesis (dashes, brackets, commas) correctly
  • I can use semi-colons mostly correctly
  • I can use dashes mostly correctly
  • I can use colons mostly correctly
  • I can use hyphens mostly correctly
  • I can make sure my handwriting can be read and confidently decide whether to join specific letters