Year 6 Non-Negotiables


Comprehension and Understanding
  • Refers to text to support opinions and predictions.
  • Gives a view about choice of vocabulary, structure.
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion.
Prediction, Inference and deduction

Intonation and expression

  • making inferences and referring to evidence in the text
Intonation and Expression Appreciate how a set of sentences has been arranged to create maximum effect.
Grammatical Features Recognise:

  • Complex sentences.
Research Skims and scans to aid note taking.


Sentence and text structure
  • Use subordinate clauses to write complex sentences.
  • Use passive voice where appropriate.
  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely (e.g. The fact that it was raining meant the end of sports day).
  • Evidence of sentence structure and layout matched to requirements of text type.
Spelling spell some words with ‘silent’ letters [for example, knight, psalm, solemn]
  • Semi-colon, colon, dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses.
  • Correct punctuation of bullet points.
  • Hyphens to avoid ambiguity.
  • Full range of punctuation matched to requirements of text type.
  • Wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.
  • Use paragraphs to signal change in time, scene, action, mood or person.
Handwriting Legible, fluent and personal style.


Counting and ordering Compare and order numbers to 1000000
Tables and multiples Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
Place value and rounding Read any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
Calculations (division/ multiplication) Multiply: 4 digits by 2 digit

Divide: 4 digit by 2 digit

Fractions and


Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers

Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in simplest form

Divide proper fractions by whole numbers

Calculate percentage of a whole number