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I am currently a year 6 teacher in Devon so I create a great many resources throughout the year - particularly when it comes to that dreaded SAT time of year. Hope you will find many helpful resources here to save you time during the hectic 2 term year that is Year 6!

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I am currently a year 6 teacher in Devon so I create a great many resources throughout the year - particularly when it comes to that dreaded SAT time of year. Hope you will find many helpful resources here to save you time during the hectic 2 term year that is Year 6!
Year 5/6 Spooky Reading Comprehension: The Footsteps in the Attic.
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Year 5/6 Spooky Reading Comprehension: The Footsteps in the Attic.

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A reading comprehension resource suitable for years 5 and 6. The story is a four page short spooky storyin keeping with the Halloween time of year. The reading paper is accompanied by a 2 page comprehension that has a mixture of questions ranging from inference, retrieval, true/false and fact/opinion. The text can be used for either group guided reading, whole class guided reading or individual independent reading. It is also a good resource in that its questioning is aligned to the style found in year 6 reading SAT papers. In terms of GPS and story preparation, the story text can also be used to identify different features as it uses a broad variety of the following: subordination coordinating and subordinating conjunctions dialogue simile multi-clause sentences instances where semicolons are used to demarcate main clauses Answers are enclosed in the package for ease of marking.
Year 5/6: Reading Comprehension. The Christmas Tree.
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Year 5/6: Reading Comprehension. The Christmas Tree.

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The Christmas views of a rather grumpy Christmas tree who is dragged indoors every December. Written in the first person, the story/narrative is accompanied by a comprehension quiz (15 questions) requiring pupils to infer, recall, retrieve, state true or false, state fact or opinion, consider word meaning/comprehension and look for synonyms. Questions are styled to be a good practice ahead of the SAT reading paper. All answers are included for ease of marking.
Area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms for Greater Depth Year 6
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Area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms for Greater Depth Year 6

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A series of 3 challenging problems for greater depth/mastery level year 6s. All problems are multi-step and require mathematical reasoning and knowledge of area finding formulas. Use of all 4 operations will be required. Can be done in groups, pairs or individually. A very good task if you have a pupil/pupils racing on ahead in class and require a holding task or greater challenge to keep them motivated. Answers included on page 2 for ease of marking (includes workings so sight of certain answers can be observed within the steps). Good reasoning for SAT practice also.
Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension: poetry. Ode to a Gnarled Oak.
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Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension: poetry. Ode to a Gnarled Oak.

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Poem about an old oak tree that discusses getting old and seeing better days. Useful for examples of metaphor and alliteration, with other poetry conventions. 20 mark comprehension quiz to accompany the poem, incorporating: **inference retrieval fact/opinion true/false chronological ordering ** Exercise is accompanied by an answer sheet (separate file) for ease of marking. Good practice in the run-up to the SAT reading paper as poetry may be one of the reading sections (it was last year!). Hope you enjoy.
Year 5/6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Quiz
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Year 5/6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Quiz

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A useful year 6 revision tool comprising of 19 grammar and punctuation questions. Also includes 20 spellings with a mixture of year 5/6 list spellings, frequently used words and homophones. Questions targeted on: clauses adverbs and adjectives relative clauses word classes tenses ‘a’ and ‘an’ formal language passive and active voice All answers are included for ease of marking.
Year 5/6 Spooky Reading Comprehension: The UFO of Fieldmarsh Forest.
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Year 5/6 Spooky Reading Comprehension: The UFO of Fieldmarsh Forest.

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Report/documentary style reading comprehension (fictional!) on UFO and alien sightings in Fieldmarsh Forest. Two Spooky accounts, with fact boxes, documenting alien and UFO sightings since 1964. 20 mark question scheme for children to answer. Style of questions modelled on SAT reading papers. Contains examples of: True/false Fact/opinion Chronological sequencing Inference Recall/retrieval Separate answer sheet file is included for ease of marking. Hope your children enjoy!
Year 5/6 A Christmas Carol Reading Comprehension - The Ghost of Christmas Past.
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Year 5/6 A Christmas Carol Reading Comprehension - The Ghost of Christmas Past.

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A two-page first-person narrative written by the Ghost of Christmas Past that describes his visit to Scrooge. A good example of a well-known story being written by another character’s point of view with shifts in formality (good for modeling and discussion). Exercise can be done as whole-class guided reading, group guided reading or individually. Story comes with a 15 question comprehension consisting of: true/false fact/opinion inference retrieval Some elements of GPS All answers are included at the end of the document for ease of marking.
Year 5/6 Newspaper Article Reading Comprehension - New Housing Development (fic in non-fic style)
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Year 5/6 Newspaper Article Reading Comprehension - New Housing Development (fic in non-fic style)

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Year 5/6 Reading comprehension based on a newspaper article written about a planned housing development in a fictional town. Contains layout of a newspaper report, opinions and examples of formal writing throughout. Also contains interviews and opinions to provide context to the report. Comes with a 20mark reading comprehension paper with questions based around the following: True and False Fact and Opinion Inference Retrieval Word comprehension Synonym Questions are accompanied by an answer sheet for ease of marking and marking boxes for speedy feeback (especially if peer-marking is to be used).
Year 5/6 Inference Exercise and 3 Mark Question Workout.
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Year 5/6 Inference Exercise and 3 Mark Question Workout.

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Four short passages where children must use inference with regards to the text in order to answer 3 mark questions. This is good practice for providing evidence from the text itself and explaining reasoning. These exercises can be carried out in a whole class guided reading environment, small groups or individually. Might be a good idea to one text as a class and discuss how to answer the questions. Give another as a paired exercise and the final two as individual work. A teacher notes/answers sheet is provided as a separate file for ease of marking.
Year 5/6 Henry VIII Poem and Reading Comprehension - Six Wives
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Year 5/6 Henry VIII Poem and Reading Comprehension - Six Wives

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A poem consisting of 8 stanzas that explains Henry’s sixth wives. Good cross-curricular link between English, poetry writing and history. Poetry contains examples of alliteration, repetition, metaphor, rhyme and rhythm. First stanza sample: Henry wanted a male heir A bouncing baby son Katherine of Aragon couldn’t give him one So Henry told her they were done. “I’ll find another wife,” he said And consigned her to the bin And before his poor first wife was dead He was chasing Anne Boleyn. Comprehension consists of 15 SAT style questions ranging from: true/false fact/opinion chronological ordering retrieval inference GPS (finding a metaphor) features of poetry All answers are included at end of document for ease of marking.
Year 6 Long Multiplication Revision and Practise.
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Year 6 Long Multiplication Revision and Practise.

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A full workout on long multiplication - starting with multiplying 3 numbers by a 2-digit number and progressing to 4 digits multiplied by 2-digits. Exercise provides a 15 question workout that focuses greatly on the 6,7,8 and 9 times tables and tests pupils’ handling of larger numbers from the 20s to the 90s. Ideal as a maths revision task, holding task or starter/plenary. Answers are included on pages 3 and 4 for ease of marking.
Maths Reasoning Starter on Powerpoint
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Maths Reasoning Starter on Powerpoint

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A reasoning powerpoint incorporating multi-step problems similar to the type encountered in SAT papers. Ideal for year 6 in that it promotes partner/group discussion and discussion of methods and efficient methods.
Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension - The Crack at the Edge of the Universe
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Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension - The Crack at the Edge of the Universe

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A science fiction for years 5 and 6. The story is a teaching written novella (10 pages) split into 5 chapters. Each chapter has its own accompanying comprehension quiz of around 10 questions. Answers are also enclosed for ease of marking. The story is about a future NASA crew who are sent to investigate a mysterious crack on the far edge of the known universe - but things soon go wrong. Story can be read in guided groups, whole class guided reading or individually.
Year 6 Christmas Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Quiz
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Year 6 Christmas Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Quiz

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A GPS quiz for Christmas consisting of 20 spellings and 20 Grammar and punctuation questions. A time filler for that approach to the end of term and a good assessment tool to see how children are doing in GPS by using the Christmas context. Answers are included for ease of marking. Quizzes can be done individually, in pairs or in cooperative groups.
Year 5/6 Halloween Reading Comprehension - Halloween Rap Poem.
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Year 5/6 Halloween Reading Comprehension - Halloween Rap Poem.

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Short Halloween poem that can be read just for comprehension or performed as a rap, either through guided reading, in groups or as a whole class. Poem is accompanied by a 17 mark reading comprehension quiz that focuses on: fact/opinion retrieval synonyms true and false chronological ordering Separate answer sheet is included for ease of marking.
Identifying Subordinate Conjunctions and Clauses (GPS Revision)
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Identifying Subordinate Conjunctions and Clauses (GPS Revision)

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An exercise children can do in pairs, groups or individually based on identifying subordinate clauses and conjunctions. I find that children often get confused when asked to underline either clauses or the conjunctions. This is a good exercise to get them used to what the vocabulary is referring to.