English Skills 6
Product description for Parents
Schofield & Sims English Skills provides regular graded practice to develop pupils’ literacy skills at Key Stage 2. The series comprises seven pupil books, seven accompanying answer books and a single teacher’s guide. Key areas are constantly revisited, giving pupils the intensive and rigorous practice that is essential to embed learning and prepare for the Key Stage 2 tests.
Each pupil book is divided into three sections, comprising 12 one-page tests. The tests increase in difficulty throughout the book and are made up of three distinct sections:
‘Warm-up’ exercises – containing word puzzles and revision of earlier learning
‘Word work’ questions – featuring questions on spelling, word structure and vocabulary
'Sentence work’ questions – focusing on grammar, punctuation and sentence formation.
At the end of each section, a Writing task encourages children to apply what they have learnt in their own writing, while a Proofreading task further reinforces learning. Additional features include a Glossary to support the confident use of literacy terms and a Progress chart with ‘I can statements’ to allow pupils to monitor their own skills.
English Skills 6 acts as a bridge from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 and is suitable for pupils in Years 6 and 7. Topics covered include: text cohesion; non-finite verbs; the subjunctive; punctuation to avoid ambiguity; spelling rules and exceptions; and vocabulary and grammar for effect.
The accompanying answer book, English Skills 6 Answers, contains answers to all the questions in English Skills 6 and the single Teacher’s Guide features further guidance and resources to help children practise and develop literacy skills.
Suitable for: Key Stage 2 level for ages 9 to 11
Publisher: Schofield & Sims