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End of Year Expectations

Story Wood School



End of Year Expectations for Year 6

This leaflet outlines information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for pupils at our school.

The National Curriculum details these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child should meet in order to ensure continued progress.

All these objectives will be taught throughout the year. Any extra support you can provide is greatly valued.



Recognise and identify the place value of numbers up to 10,000,000

Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy

Use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero

Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers

Multiply a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number

Divide a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number

Use knowledge of the order of operations to complete calculations

Identify the place value of each digit to 3 decimal places

Use knowledge of decimal numbers to complete calculations including all four operations

Add and subtract fractions with different denominators e.g. 13 + 15 = 815

Multiply and divide fractions (including mixed numbers)

Calculate the percentage of amounts

Recognise the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages



Some objectives are similar across year groups because the skills needed are the same. The complexity of the texts increases the level of challenge.


Read with accuracy, appropriate speed and expression.


Understand and explain the meanings of words in context

Retrieve and record key information from texts

Summarise the main ideas from a text

Infer characters thoughts, feelings and motives and justify these with evidence

Distinguish between statements of fact and opinion

Predict what might happen in a text from details stated and suggested.

Identify and discuss themes across a wide range of writing

Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, considering the impact on the reader

Compare between two texts



Write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences

Use a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs (e.g.conjunctions, adverbials of time and place, synonyms)

In narrative writing, describe settings, characters and atmosphere

Select appropriate vocabulary

Use tenses consistently and correctly throughout writing

Use commas, brackets and dashes to indicate parenthesis

Use semi-colons and colons to mark the boundary between clauses

Use a colon to introduce a list

Use inverted commas to indicate speech

Use hyphens correctly

Spell most words correctly from the Y5/6 spelling list

Maintain legibility in joined handwriting when writing at speed