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Welcome to Year Six English!


Writing in Year Six


Please find below the Year Six requirements for writing; children use these during any writing they produce in order to ensure they are improving their work and working at the correct level. As per the new curriculum, children must be achieving all yellow targets before moving onto green.



It is a requirement that children produce legible, joined handwriting in Year Six. For those struggling with this, please refer to this website for guidance on how to form letters starting with a flick.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling  (GPS) in Year Six


Please find below the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Assessment Ladder for Key Stage Two. This is the material Year Six pupils must be confident with at the end of primary school, and is taken from the test framework.

Please find below lesson materials to practise the work we have been doing in GPS so far.

​Simple, Perfect and Progressive Tenses


In the GPS test, children may be asked to write a verb (for example, 'to play') in the past or present progressive tense, which will end in '-ing'. For example:


I am playing (present progressive)

I was playing (past progressive)


They are also required to vary their tenses in their writing. To help us remember, we have practised a tenses rap:


Allow us all to blow your senses
With Simple, Perfect and Progressive tenses
There’s just one word in the simple present
He plays, he runs, he speaks (how pleasant)
Present perfect uses have or has
He has run, he has spoken, he has played (some jazz)
With present progressive it’s ‘is’ then i-n-g
He is running, he is speaking he is playing happily
Simple past is just one word
He played, he ran, he spoke, he heard
Past perfect means it happened before
Uses had: he had run, he had spoken and more
Past progressive (i-n-g) says the action keeps going
Uses was: he was running, he was playing, he was knowing
So now you all can be impressive,
With simple, perfect and progressive!

Lastly, meet our class alotHe is a magical creature created when people forget that a lot is written as two words.