Year 6 English Printable Worksheets

Our year 6 English worksheets focus on literacy for 10 and 11-year-olds and are tailored to the UK curriculum. Our reading and writing activities will help your child feel confident in their skills and prepare them for both SATs and secondary school. Our year 6 English worksheets can be used at home or in the classroom to help children enhance their reading skills and support literacy learning.

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Reading Comprehension - Starfish

Reading Comprehension - Starfish

Reading Comprehension - StarfishThis reading comprehension provides a comprehensive and age-appropriate exploration of starfish, including their physical features, habitats, feeding methods, and unique abilities. Following the passage, students will answer 12 comprehension questions. These questions are designed to evaluate their understanding of the text and assess their ability to extract information.

Age: 10 - 11
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Reading Comprehension - Salmon

Reading Comprehension - Salmon

Reading Comprehension - SalmonThe passage incorporates vocabulary words relevant to the topic, encouraging students to identify and comprehend these words within the context of the passage. This process enriches their vocabulary and comprehension.

Age: 10 - 11
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Reading Comprehension - Basking Shark

Reading Comprehension - Basking Shark

Reading Comprehension - Basking SharkThis handy reading comprehension is the perfect resource to engage Year 6 students in a deep exploration of these gentle giants of the sea. Educators can use this comprehension exercise as a valuable assessment tool to evaluate students' reading comprehension abilities, identify areas requiring additional support, and assess overall comprehension skills.

Age: 10 - 11
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Reading Comprehension - Grey Seal

Reading Comprehension - Grey Seal

Reading Comprehension - Grey SealThis handy reading comprehension passage immerses students in the intriguing world of grey seals, allowing them to discover the fascinating lives of these marine mammals while improving their reading comprehension skills. Students gain valuable knowledge about grey seals, developing an appreciation for marine life and ecosystems.

Age: 10 - 11
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Reading Comprehension - Bottlenose Dolphin

Reading Comprehension - Bottlenose Dolphin

Reading Comprehension - Bottlenose DolphinThis comprehension passage delves into the fascinating world of bottlenose dolphins, providing students with a chance to explore these intelligent and social marine mammals while honing their reading comprehension abilities. After reading the passage, students will answer a set of comprehension questions. These questions assess their understanding of the text.

Age: 10 - 11
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Year 5/6 Spelling Word List

Year 5/6 Spelling Word List

This list of words is specially curated to help students in Years 5 and 6 improve their spelling skills, enrich their vocabulary, and become more confident readers and writers. Our Year 5/6 Spelling List includes a wide range of words, from common ones students will use every day to more complex terms they might encounter in books and articles.

Age: 10 - 11
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Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 7)

Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 7)

Year 6 Spelling Cloze ActivityUse this handy cloze activity in the classroom or at home to practise year 5 and year 6 spellings. 

Age: 10 - 11
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Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 6)

Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 6)

Year 6 Spelling Cloze ActivityUse this handy cloze activity to practise year 6 spellings. 

Age: 10 - 11
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Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 5)

Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 5)

Year 6 Spelling Cloze ActivityStudents must select the correct spelling for each missing word from a provided list. This challenges their spelling and contextual understanding.

Age: 10 - 11
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Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 4)

Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 4)

Year 6 Spelling Cloze ActivityThis handy spelling activity can be used for various teaching scenarios, including in-class practice, homework assignments, and collaborative learning. Include this resource in your English lesson to empower students with a well-rounded grasp of spelling and language in context.

Age: 10 - 11
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Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 3)

Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 3)

Benefits of this Year 6 Spelling Cloze Activity:Exposure to a diverse range of words and phrases enhances students' vocabulary, benefiting their reading and writing abilities.By deciphering missing words within passages, students improve their comprehension skills and learn to use context clues effectively.The need to select the correct spelling through context encourages critical thinking and problem-solving.Beyond spelling practice, this cloze activity introduces pupils to new words and phrases within a context, promoting vocabulary development.

Age: 10 - 11
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Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 2)

Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 2)

Year 6 Spellings WorksheetThis cloze activity for Year 6 students includes 10 spellings from the statutory word list. It aligns with the curriculum to reinforce the words and concepts students are expected to know at this level. Students select the correct spelling for each missing word from the provided list. 

Age: 10 - 11
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Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 1)

Year 6 Spelling Practice (set 1)

Year 6 Spelling PracticeOur Year 6 Spelling Cloze Activity is an engaging resource designed to enhance your students' spelling, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. Students choose the correct word from the list of spellings to complete each sentence. 

Age: 10 - 11
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Mindfulness Colouring Page - Peace

Mindfulness Colouring Page - Peace

Mindfulness colouring page activityThis mindfulness colouring page features a beautiful image of a peace dove, a universal symbol of tranquility and harmony. This resource can be used to celebrate International Peace Day or as a calming activity. Colouring can be a soothing and therapeutic activity, allowing children to focus on the present moment. Encourage pupils to take their time and choose their colours mindfully.

Age: 10 - 11
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Using adverbials

Using adverbials

Using adverbialsAdverbials can be used to provide sequencing, introduce additional information, show contrast, indicate cause and effect, summarise, and add emphasis to students' writing. Students read through the table of adverbials and choose five to include in sentences of their own. 

Age: 10 - 11
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Using semicolons

Using semicolons

Using semicolonsThe semicolon is used to separate two closely related independent clauses that could stand as separate sentences. Students rewrite the sentences adding the semicolon in the correct place.

Age: 10 - 11
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Using synonyms and antonyms

Using synonyms and antonyms

Using synonyms and antonymsA synonym is a word that has the same (or similar) meaning as another word. An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning of another word. Using synonyms and antonyms helps students to communicate more effectively, improves their reading comprehension, and develops their critical thinking skills. This handy KS2 worksheet will help children recognise and use synonyms and antonyms correctly. 

Age: 10 - 11
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Antonyms worksheet

Antonyms worksheet

Antonyms worksheetHelp your students enhance their vocabulary and add variety to their writing and speaking with this handy antonyms worksheet. Encouraging the use of antonyms can foster a deeper understanding of word meanings and help students communicate their ideas more effectively. Children think of two words of opposite meanings for each word in the table. The first one has been done for them.

Age: 10 - 11
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Synonyms worksheet

Synonyms worksheet

Synonyms worksheetHelp your students enhance their vocabulary and add variety to their writing and speaking with this handy synonyms worksheet. Encouraging the use of synonyms can foster a deeper understanding of word meanings and help students communicate their ideas more effectively. Children think of two words of similar meaning for each word in the table. The first one has been done for them.

Age: 10 - 11
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Christmas vocabulary

Christmas vocabulary

This fun Christmas themed resource asks students to take a letter or combination of letters from each test tube to make a word. Some words are already in place to help them get started.

Age: 10 - 11
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Active or passive?

Active or passive?

An active voice is when the subject of the sentence is performing the act. A passive voice is when the subject of the sentence is having something done to it by somebody else. Often the word 'by' is used, but not always. This English worksheet asks students to write 'active' or 'passive' after each sentence.

Age: 10 - 11
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Relative clauses

Relative clauses

Relative clauses are used to connect sentences. We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting a new sentence. The most common relative pronouns are: who, whom, whose, which and that. This English resource asks students to choose the best relative pronoun to complete the sentences.

Age: 10 - 11
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Verb prefixes - de and re

Verb prefixes - de and re

A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. The prefix 'de' is used to reverse the verb's actions. It can also mean 'down' such as in the words decrease or decline. The prefix 're' means to do again. This English resource asks students to choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

Age: 10 - 11
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Verb prefixes - dis and mis

Verb prefixes - dis and mis

A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. The prefix 'dis' is generally used to make a word negative. The prefix 'mis' means badly, wrongly or incorrectly. This English resource asks students to choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

Age: 10 - 11
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Reading Comprehension - Scallop

Reading Comprehension - Scallop

Scallops can be found in oceans all over the world. They live in saltwater environments like the Atlantic Ocean. All scallops are bivalves, they have a shell with two halves, like clams and oysters. There are over 400 different species of scallops.Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about scallops. There are 10 questions for them to answer.

Age: 10 - 11
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Reading Comprehension - Hermit Crab

Reading Comprehension - Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs belong to the family Paguridae. This family includes a wide variety of hermit crab species found in oceans around the world. These crustaceans are known for their habit of using empty seashells as protective homes. Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about the hermit crab. There are 12 questions for them to answer.

Age: 10 - 11
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Barrel Jellyfish

Barrel Jellyfish

Jellyfish Fun FactsSome jellyfish can be very hard to see, nearly invisible to the human eye.A group of jellyfish is called a 'bloom', 'swarm', or 'smack'.Jellyfish don't have brains. Jellyfish are not actually fish, they are invertebrates - animals with no backbones. Jellyfish propel themselves forward by squirting water from their mouths. Some jellyfish are almost transparent, but others are vibrant in colour such as pink, yellow, blue, and purple.Jellyfish are considered a delicacy and are used in Chinese medicine. They live in the sea and are found in all ocean waters.Scientists have evidence these creatures have been floating along in the world's oceans for at least 500 million years!Jellyfish don't have a heart. The box jellyfish is probably the most venomous jellyfish in the world.Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about barrel jellyfish. There are 11 questions for them to answer.

Age: 10 - 11
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Dog Mushing - Yes or No?

Dog Mushing - Yes or No?

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race takes place every year in early March. It is a long-distance sled dog race that starts in Anchorage, Alaska and finishes in Nome, Alaska. The race is a very important sporting event to the Alaskan natives. On the other hand, animal rights groups believe that the Iditarod Race is dog abuse and harms the dogs' welfare. Students are asked if they are for or against dog mushing and write their opinion on the issue.

Age: 10 - 11
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Biography - Malala Yousafzai

Biography - Malala Yousafzai

Students are asked to read through the biography of Malala Yousafzai and write a letter to her explaining what they admire about her and how she inspires them.

Age: 10 - 11
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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day - Word Scramble

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day - Word Scramble

Absolutely Incredible Kids Day is about letting kids how incredible they are! There are many other ways to say 'incredible'. Students rearrange the letters to find the words associated with Incredible Kid Day.

Age: 10 - 11
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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day - Word Search

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day - Word Search

Absolutely Incredible Kids Day is about letting kids how incredible they are! There are many other ways to say 'incredible'. Students find some of these different ways hidden in the puzzle.

Age: 10 - 11
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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day - How many words?

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day - How many words?

How many words can your students make by rearranging the letters in the words INCREDIBLE KID?

Age: 10 - 11
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Biography - Amerigo Vespucci

Biography - Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, navigator, and cartographer from Florence, Italy. He is most known for discovering that the New World was not Asia but instead a separate continent. Students write a short biography about Amerigo Vespucci using their own words.

Age: 10 - 11
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Cloze Activity - Amerigo Vespucci

Cloze Activity - Amerigo Vespucci

Students learn some interesting facts about Amerigo Vespucci, the man who discovered that the Americas were separate landmasses from Asia. Students are asked to read through the facts and fill in the missing words using the word bank.

Age: 10 - 11
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Word Scramble - Amerigo Vespucci

Word Scramble - Amerigo Vespucci

Students are asked to rearrange the letters to find the words associated with the famous explorer, navigator and cartographer, Amerigo Vespucci. There are 20 words to unscramble.

Age: 10 - 11
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Word Search - Amerigo Vespucci

Word Search - Amerigo Vespucci

Download this fun, word search activity to use as an extra resource when teaching students about the famous explorer, navigator, and cartographer, Amerigo Vespucci. There are 15 words hidden in the puzzle.

Age: 10 - 11
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Word Scramble - International Women's Day

Word Scramble - International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global event that takes place on 8 March. It is a day to celebrate women's achievements in a wide number of areas while calling for gender equality. Students are asked to rearrange the letters to find the International Women's Day words.

Age: 10 - 11
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Word Search - International Women's Day

Word Search - International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global event that takes place on 8 March. It is a day to celebrate women's achievements in a wide number of areas while calling for gender equality. Students are asked to find the words associated with International Women's Day hidden in the puzzle.

Age: 10 - 11
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International Women's Day Fact Sheet

International Women's Day Fact Sheet

Kids learn some interesting facts about International Women's Day, the main aims of the event, when the day was officially adopted and interesting statistics.

Age: 10 - 11
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International Women's Day - Women in British History

International Women's Day - Women in British History

International Women's Day is celebrated every year on 8 March. It is a day to celebrate women's accomplishments in a wide number of areas, all around the world. Students read the facts and match each description to the woman that is being described.

Age: 10 - 11
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Word Scramble - Iditarod Race

Word Scramble - Iditarod Race

Students rearrange the letters to find the words associated with the most famous sled dog race in the world, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Age: 10 - 11
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Word Search - Iditarod Race

Word Search - Iditarod Race

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual event that runs in early March. It is a long-distance sled dog race that starts in Anchorage, Alaska and finishes in Nome, Alaska. This word search has 15 vocabulary words that are all associated with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Age: 10 - 11
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Comprehension - Main Threats to Polar Bears

Comprehension - Main Threats to Polar Bears

This resource is all about the main threats to polar bears and can be used to celebrate National Polar Bear Day on 27 February! Kids learn about climate change and the effects of global warming. They are asked to read through the article and then come up with at least 10 ways that they can help reduce their carbon footprint.

Age: 10 - 11
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Main Threats to Polar Bears

Main Threats to Polar Bears

This resource is all about the main threats to polar bears and can be used to celebrate National Polar Bear Day on 27 February! Kids learn about climate change and the effects of global warming. They are asked to read through the article and then come up with at least 10 ways that they can help reduce their carbon footprint.

Age: 10 - 11
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St. Patrick's Day Limerick Poem

St. Patrick's Day Limerick Poem

A limerick is a five-lined, funny poem with a rhyming scheme of AABBA. This fun, useful worksheet explains what a limerick is and includes a place for children to write their own about St. Patrick's Day.

Age: 10 - 11
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Biography - Charles Dickens

Biography - Charles Dickens

Who was Charles Dickens? When and where was he born? Students are asked to carry out some research and fill in this handy report form about the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Age: 10 - 11
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Reading comprehension - Animal Migration

Reading comprehension - Animal Migration

This article includes some interesting facts about animal migration. When animals move from one place to another and then return back home again, it is called migration. Students read through the text and answer the accompanying study questions.

Age: 10 - 11
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Spellings - Commonly Misspelled Words 2

Spellings - Commonly Misspelled Words 2

This KS2 English worksheet will help with a child's spelling. It includes commonly misspelled words for students to learn.

Age: 10 - 11
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