Scroll to content
School Logo

Dell Primary School

Respect, Passion, Collaboration, Integrity, Ambition

Contact Us

Year 6

Year 6 Reading Progression















Snap Reading


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Can retrieve key details and quotations to demonstrate understanding of character, events and information


Can answer who, what, why, where, when, which, how questions, using direct reference to and quotes from the text


Can make developed inferences drawing on evidence from the text and wider personal experience


Can talk about the types of texts they enjoy and that interest them


Can persevere with challenging texts (whole texts, including novels) to read with fluency, understanding and expression


Can skim texts to get the general idea of the content of a piece


Can scan texts to find particular information


Can search for simple clues within the text to support ‘reading between the lines’


Can prove or disprove a statement about character or setting by finding evidence in the text


Can identify a range of figurative language e.g. metaphor, simile, alliteration, idioms, euphemism, personification etc.


















Can compare, contrast and evaluate different texts


Can identify key details and use quotes for illustration


Can use clues from action, dialogue and description to interpret meaning


Can identify key features such as setting, action, past events


Can make developed predictions that are securely rooted in the text

Can comment upon the use and effect of the author's language on the reader


Can provide developed explanations for key information, events, character actions and motivations


Can identify whether statements from a text are fact or opinion


Can accurately order summaries of different paragraphs within a text


Can accurately and selectively summarise main ideas, events, characters and information from fiction

Can identify and comment on the presentational features of text


Can use text format and text features accurately to determine text type


Can explain their prediction choices fully, using evidence from the text



Can provide straightforward explanations for the purpose of the language, structure and presentation of texts


Can decide whether statements about a text are true or false, using direct reference to the text


Can identify the main message in a poem/story


Can explain and justify inferences, providing evidence from the text to support reasoning

Can empathise with different characters' points of view


Can identify/explain how the sequence of events in narrative fiction contributes to meaning as a whole


Can identify what impression a word/words give the reader


Can use information from the whole text to answer questions e.g. true or false


Can find and discuss evidence of themes and conventions in different genres and forms of text


Can make predictions about characters including how their behaviour may/may not change and how they may/may not appeal to the reader, justifying answers with reference to the text


Can understand and recognise different forms of poetry,  discuss their meaning and impact on the reader

Reciprocal Reading


Can make accurate and appropriate comparisons within texts


Can make comparisons about how a character changes e.g. their opinion, how they are different after a certain event


Cyclical Reading Skills

Can read aloud with intonation that shows understanding


Can construct visual images


Can use appropriate decoding strategies fluently and accurately


Can show an understanding of the meaning of vocabulary in different contexts


Can find and copy one word/groups of words with a particular meaning


Can find words in a text that most closely match the meaning of a given word


Can explain what words suggest about a given subject


Can talk about a growing repertoire of vocabulary and know how to independently find out what unknown words in text mean


Can identify and comment on the grammatical features of text