Year 6 English

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Support your child with hundreds of Year 6 English worksheets so they feel confident in their skills and ready for KS2 English SATs.

You’ll find activities and games to help your child develop their comprehension and interpretation skills on a wide range of material, develop their own reading tastes and express their ideas imaginatively and clearly, whether they are working on fiction, non-fiction, plays or poetry.

You can also browse our KS2 English SATs papers and follow our KS2 SATs Learning Journey.

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Year 6 English: what your child learns
Find out what your child will be taught in Year 6 English and support their learning at home so they feel confident in their skills, ready for the move to secondary school.
Non-fiction reading
What is non-fiction?
Non-fiction texts are read, studied and written throughout the primary-school years. Our parents' guide covers instruction texts, recounts, information and explanation texts, persuasive writing and argument texts and explains what you need to know to support your child.
Argument text
What is argument text?
Argument texts are studied and written in KS2 literacy. We explain the features to look out for in this non-fiction genre and how to help your child structure and write their own argument text correctly.

Worksheets

Verb tenses in writing worksheet
Verb tenses in writing
A story is either written in the past tense (if the events have already happened) or in the present tense (if the events described are happening now). Matthew has muddled his tenses in his story. Can you correct his writing so that it is written in the past tense?
Irregular plurals wordsearch
Irregular plurals wordsearch
When there is just one of a noun, we say it is SINGULAR. When there are two or more of a noun, we say it is PLURAL. Usually, plurals end in -s or -es. However, there are some irregular plurals. See if you can find all the irregular plurals for the following words hidden in this wordsearch. You may need to look some of them up in the dictionary.
Clauses in a sentence worksheet
Clauses in a sentence
When we talk about clauses in a sentence, we mean their parts. Clauses always have a noun and a verb in them and are often linked by a connective. These sentences each have two clauses with a comma or connective between them. Underline each of the separate clauses.
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Year 6 English booster

Year 6 English Booster pack

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
  • Apostrophes
  • Argument text
  • Homophones
  • Suffixes and prefixes
  • Organising paragraphs
  • Metaphors
  • Using a thesaurus

Year 6 English LJ

Year 6 English Learning Journey

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.

Year 6 English Progress checks

Year 6 English Progress checks

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.

Great grammar Games

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:

SPAG papers
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

Grammar Made Easy (eBook)

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.

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