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Assessment in Year 6

Year 6 Reading

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Applies knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes as listed in the National Curriculum to determine the meaning of new words
  • Clarifies understanding by exploring and discussing the meaning of new vocabulary and technical terms in context
  • Understands and uses the majority of grammatical and technical terms needed for discussing what they hear and read such as figurative language, analogy, style and effect
  • Reading is fluent and effortless across all subjects, not just in English
  • Summarises orally and in writing the main ideas, identifying key themes and conventions from what is read
  • Retrieves, records and presents information from non-fiction in a variety of formats
  • Uses inference to deepen understanding of characters' feelings, thoughts and motives, and offers explanations
  • Provides reasoned justifications orally and in writing for their views about a text and uses relevant quotes
  • Summarises orally and in writing key ideas drawn from within and across texts
  • Participates in discussions about texts defending a point of view in debates and formal presentations
  • Is familiar with a wide range of literature including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, classic fiction and from other cultures 

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Makes predictions based on what is stated and implied and adjusts understanding in the light of new information
  • Explains how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • Distinguishes between fact and opinion
  • Prepares and performs readings (eg plays) with appropriate intonation, tone and volume
  • Recites a wider range of poetry by heart
  • Compares characters, considers different accounts of the same event and discusses viewpoints (both of authors and fictional characters), within and across texts
  • Demonstrates positive attitude through reading for pleasure and recommending books to others

 

Year 6 Writing

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Uses brackets, dashes, commas, hyphens, colons and semi-colons correctly
  • Ensures the consistent and correct use of tenses throughout a piece of writing
  • Varies sentences through the use of adverbials and the placing of clauses
  • Uses the passive voice to affect the presentation of information in a sentence
  • Uses a range of cohesive language devices to make links within and across paragraphs
  • Integrates description, action and dialogue for balanced narratives
  • Chooses layout devices, such as headings, sub-headings, columns, bullets, or tables, to structure text effectively
  • Understands and applies language and vocabulary typical of informal and formal situations, according to purpose
  • Adopts and sustains a viewpoint in both narrative and non-fiction writing
  • Proof-reads for meaning, spelling and punctuation and makes improvements to enhance and clarify meaning 

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Makes judicious choices of grammar and vocabulary to create the intended effect
  • Draws on rules, morphology and etymology from Yr 5/6 list (p66-72) to spell correctly - only occasional errors in complex words
  • Deliberately shapes writing to withhold, expand, emphasise or develop for effect
  • Writes dictated complex sentences accurately including full range of punctuation
  • Uses the grammar terminology for Key Stages 1 and 2 set out in Appx 2 when discussing their own and others' writing
  • Plans quickly and effectively ideas for writing, drawing on what has been read and explored from a wide range of sources

 

Year 6 Mathematics

Key Performance Indicators

 

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Other Performance Indicators

 

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