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Year 6

English

Tute’s team of experienced teachers have planned our lessons to work alongside what students are studying in school; to enable catch-up, to consolidate something that was difficult to master in class or to help revise for exams. To make is easy to choose lessons for different subjects, year groups and levels, we have organised lessons into topics that are fully aligned with the National Curriculum ensuring a comprehensive coverage of the curriculum that makes sense!

All you need to do is select the topic and then the level you feel is appropriate and you will find a list of suitable lessons that you can book for just £10 ex VAT

To understand the writer


In this topic, we will explore how a writer uses language to create tone and specific effects. We will consider writing techniques such as descriptive language, sensory language and choosing specific vocabulary for effect. By looking at a variety of text examples, we will examine how writers use language in novels, short stories and even single sentences to alter tone or create effects and elicit emotive reactions from the readers.

How writers use sensory language.

To explain what sensory language is. Identify the use of sensory language in texts and to practise writing descriptions using sensory language.

Identifying the ‘tone’ when analysing writing.

To consider the term tone when applied to writing. To practise using a variety of tones and to recognise the tone of example texts.

To examine what the terms ‘denotation’ and ‘connotation’ mean.

To explore the meaning of the words denotation and connotation. To explore the connotations of words, both positively and negatively.

To explore what genre is.

To explore the term ‘genre’ and explain its meaning. To identify some examples of different genres and to write using a chosen genre.

Understanding what the writer suggests part 1

To consider what the writer suggests through word choice, simple texts and more complex texts.

Understanding what the writer suggests part 2

To consider what the writer suggests through word choice, simple texts and more complex texts.

Using language for effect


This topic supports students in developing their understanding of how they can craft their language to achieve effects. We will consider what the purpose of words are within sentences, and what we can do with them to make our writing more interesting. We will consider the impact had by the writer’s choice of narrative voice in texts and refine our use of ambitious vocabulary. We will examine how to create effects by both looking at and analysing examples, and learning how to apply these techniques in our own writing.

To identify the difference between a common noun and a proper noun.

To identify common nouns and proper nouns and recall the main spelling rules for plural nouns.

To analyse how writers, use adjectives for effect.

To recall what nouns and adjectives are and identify them in a text. To explain the purpose and effect of adjectives in a text.

To examine how writers, use verbs for effect.

To recall what different word types are. To identify verbs in a text and explain the effect of verbs in a text.

To investigate how nouns can be used as adjectives

To explain what a noun and adjective are
To identify where a noun is used as an adjective
To explain how to check whether a noun is used as an adjective.

To explain the difference between formal and informal language.

To identify examples of formal and informal writing and to practise writing both formally and informally.

To understand how to write using the subjunctive.

To describe standard forms of English
To explain how the subjunctive is used
To demonstrate the use of the subjunctive.


Word skills


This topic will examine specific area of English language in depth. We will begin by identifying adverbs and adverbial phrases, followed by pronouns and noun phrases. In both lessons, we will consider ways in which they can be used to improve writing. We will explore the different uses of apostrophes and practise using them correctly for contraction, omission and possession. Applying prefixes and suffixes will provide the opportunity to identify root words and will also assist in learning spelling rules and patterns. We will complete this topic by looking at synonyms and antonyms, using them to improve writing, and also show how they can be used to change the mood of a piece of writing.

Adverbs and adverbial phrases.

To identify adverbs and use them independently in sentences and to identify and compose adverbial phrases.

Pronouns and noun phrases.

To identify pronouns and how to use them correctly in sentences, to identify a noun phrase within a sentence and to examine how noun phrases can improve your writing.

Using apostrophes for contraction and possession.

To define the terms contraction, omission and possession, to recognise and apply the correct use of apostrophes of contraction (omission) and to recognise and apply the correct uses of apostrophes of possession.

Applying the spelling rules for prefixes.

To recognise where a prefix is placed in a word, to explain what different prefixes do to the meaning of the original words and to apply prefixes in your own writing.

Applying a suffix to a root word.

To identify and spell root words and to identify and spell words with a variety of suffixes.

Determining synonyms and antonyms.

To define and give examples of synonyms, to define and give examples of antonyms and to improve writing by using synonyms and antonyms.

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