Even avid readers can be reluctant to write anything more than a postcard when they're at home, so we've come up with a few engaging projects to keep them interested and offer some great writing/spelling/punctuation practice to complement homework. Arm yourself with a thesaurus and enjoy expanding the whole family's vocabulary!
The Year 6 English Booster pack includes:
- Formal and informal language
- Complex sentences
- Argument text
- Suffixes and prefixes
- Organising paragraphs
- Using a thesaurus
The Year 6 English Learning Journey programme covers all the key topics in the curriculum for Year 6. By following the programme, which closely mirrors what your child is being taught in school, you’ll quickly be able to spot any topics that your child hasn't fully grasped and reinforce learning that is happening in the classroom at home. Your child will feel more confident in their own abilities and you’ll know you are giving your child the very best chance of succeeding in school.
From persuasive arguments to punctuation, text analysis to narrative techniques and spelling to sentence structure, Year 6 brings all your child's primary school literacy learning together. Check their progress and identify any areas they might need to revise in the run-up to KS2 SATs with our Year 6 English Progress checks.
You can use our Y6 English Progress checks, prepared by a KS2 teacher, to help you understand where your child might need extra support and practice with their English work in the last year of primary school.
The tests cover spelling, grammar, punctuation, handwriting and text-level work.
Support Year 6 English learning at home with fantastic workbooks
You'll discover lots of great packs and workbooks on TheSchoolRun which can help you support your child's learning in core areas of the Year 6 English curriculum. Here are a few to get started:
Prepare your child for the Year 6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG) test
The new English grammar, punctuation and spelling test (informally known as the SPAG test) is now part of the KS2 SATs programme for Year 6 pupils, replacing the previous English writing test. Find out all about the test and download practice papers to help your child prepare:
KS2 SATs Grammar, punctuation and spelling practice paper A
KS2 SATs Grammar, punctuation and spelling practice paper B
KS2 SATs Grammar, punctuation and spelling practice paper C
KS2 SATs Grammar, punctuation and spelling practice paper D
KS2 SATs Grammar, punctuation and spelling practice paper E
Grammar Made Easy is for every parent who wants their primary child to do well at school, to see them gain top marks for grammar and punctuation and use language as a door to future opportunities.
Each chapter of the eBook focuses on a specific area – such as tenses or apostrophes – and provides clear, simple explanations of rules to remember, plus examples of what’s right, what’s wrong and why. Then, there are quiz questions to recap and check that your child has understood everything.
This instant-download eBook covers all the key points that you and your child need to remember (plus the mistakes you need to avoid!), in a way that everyone can understand.