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GPaS in Year 6

The National Curriculum 2014 has highlighted the importance of teaching children explicit knowledge of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Building this knowledge is best achieved through a focus on grammar within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking. Once pupils are familiar with a concept they will be encouraged to use this in their speech and writing.

The concepts introduced in Year 6 are: further suffixes and prefixes; spelling silent letter words; a knowledge of morphology and entymology; homophones and how to use a thesaurus.

Word Converting nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes [for example, –ate; –ise; –ify]

Verb prefixes [for example, dis–, de–, mis–, over– and re–]

Sentence Relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that, or an omitted relative pronoun

Indicating degrees of possibility using adverbs [for example, perhaps, surely] or modal verbs [for example, might, should, will, must]

Text Devices to build cohesion within a paragraph [for example, then, after that, this, firstly]

Linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time [for example, later], place [for example, nearby] and number [for example, secondly] or tense choices [for example, he had seen her before]

Punctuation Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis

Use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity

Terminology for pupils modal verb, relative pronoun

relative clause

parenthesis, bracket, dash

cohesion, ambiguity

Spelling

Spelling in Year 6 is taken from the National Curriculum 2014. The table below lists the statutory requirements for Years 5-6.

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Useful sites for spelling:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/spelling-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/search.aspx?q=spelling