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Year 6

By the end of Year 6, all pupils are expected to be able to:

Use advanced organisational and presentational devices
Use the correct tense consistently throughout a piece of writing
Ensure correct subject and verb agreement
Perform compositions using appropriate intonation, volume and movement
Use a thesaurus to improve word choices
Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
Use modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility
Write in a range of genres
Use adverbs, prepositional phrases and expanded noun phrases effectively to add detail
Use relative clauses
Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs
Use adverbials of time, place and number for cohesion
Recognise vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal use
Use passive verbs to affect the presentation of information
Use the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause
Recognise difference in informal and formal language
Use grammatical connections and adverbials for cohesion
Use ellipsis
Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity
Use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis
Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity
Use semi-colons, colons and dashes between independent clauses
Use a colon to introduce a list
Punctuate bullet points consistently