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Year 5 Expected Standards and Overviews

 

Expected Standards

 

Click on the star below to view an example of the standard of fiction text that a Year 5 pupil should be able to read and understand.

Overview

 

Across the year, Year 5 children learn to

  • Secure their independent planning using a box up
  • Secure the use of paragraphs
  • Secure a 5 part story structure in fiction
  • Secure the writing of clear openings and endings in non-fiction
  • Secure a joined and legible handwriting style

 

Across the year in spelling, we

  • Revise the Year 4 spelling curriculum
  • Learn the Words We Need to Know
  • Use the first 3/ 4 letters of a word to find the correct spelling in the dictionary
  • Practise words from our own spelling logs
  • Proofread our own work for spelling errors

 

Autumn Term

 

AUTUMN 1

 

FICTION TEXT

 

Rainbow Bear

WRITING FOCUS

  • Embellish simple sentences with range of fronted adverbials
  • Develop character through noun phrases and carefully chosen verbs
  • Develop setting through noun phrases
  • Adverbials and pronouns within paragraph for cohesion

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Information Text: The Rainbow Bear

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Relative clauses for detail plus correct punctuation
  • Vocabulary for precision
  • Adverbials and pronouns within paragraph for cohesion
  • Organisational and presentational devices to structure text

EVALUATING PROOFREADING FOCUS

  • Evaluate and edit by assessing effectiveness of own and others’ writing
  • Proofread writing for spelling errors linked to Autumn spelling
  • Proofread writing for punctuation errors linked to teaching so far

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • 4 sentence types and correct punctuation
  • Commas for lists, adverbials, clarify meaning, avoid ambiguity
  • Determiners (including pronouns)
  • Noun phrases/expanded noun phrases

SPELLING FOCUS

  • -ough words
  • Silent letters
  • -able/ably
  • -ible/ibly

 

 

 

 

AUTUMN 2

 

FICTION TEXT

 

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

WRITING FOCUS

  • Integrate dialogue for character
  • Expanded noun phrases (with prepositions) for setting and character
  • Sentence order

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Persuasion: Extreme Sports? Extreme Danger!

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Make links across paragraphs
  • Endings consider the audience

EVALUATING PROOFREADING FOCUS

  • Evaluate and edit by making changes to vocabulary
  • Proofread writing for spelling errors linked to Autumn spelling
  • Proofread writing for punctuation errors linked to teaching so far

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Main/subordinate clause
  • Relative clause
  • Simple/compound/complex sentence

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Correctly spell given homophones depending on the context
  • -ant –ance –ancy -ent –ence –ency words
  • -cious –tious words


Spring Term

 

SPRING 1

 

FICTION TEXT

 

Smile

WRITING FOCUS

  • Relative clause adds detail to narrative (character/setting/plot)

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Explanation: Do you know how a hoover works?

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Select vocabulary to aid understanding of the reader
  • Relative clauses add detail to non-fiction
  • Compound sentences create cohesion

EVALUATING PROOFREADING FOCUS

  • Evaluate and edit by ensuring consistent and correct use of tense
  • Proofread writing for spelling errors linked to Spring spelling
  • Proofread writing for punctuation errors linked to teaching so far

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Past/ present (all forms)
  • Punctuation of bullet points
  • Relative clauses (including omission)
  • Brackets, commas and dashes for parenthesis

SPELLING FOCUS

  • -cial –tial words
  • Suffixes beginning with vowel added to –fer words

 

 

SPRING 2

FICTION TEXT

 

The Story of Lost Happy Endings

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Dialogue (prepositional phrases in reporting clauses)
  • Metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia for character and setting
  • Links across paragraphs through tense choice

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Crime Scene Report

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Express and maintain viewpoint
  • Modal verbs for possibility and certainty
  • Opinion through direct and reported speech

EVALUATING PROOFREADING FOCUS

  • Evaluate and edit by ensuring there is correct subject verb agreement when using singular and plural
  • Proofread writing for spelling errors linked to Spring spelling
  • Proofread writing for punctuation errors linked to teaching so far

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Convert singular nouns into plural nouns
  • Convert direct speech to reported speech
  • Modal verbs; identify possibility or certainty

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Hyphen joining prefix ending in a vowel to root word beginning with a vowel
  • Correctly spells given homophones depending on context

 

Summer Term

 

SUMMER 1

FICTION TEXT

 

Jumanji

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • -ed clauses
  • Relative clauses (omission)
  • Choose clause position

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Instructions: Jumanji: A Jungle Adventure Game

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Rhetorical questions to consider the audience
  • Conditional conjunctions at the start and within to suggest possibility

EVALUATING PROOFREADING FOCUS

  • Evaluate and edit by ensuring written language is distinct from spoken language
  • Proofread writing for spelling errors linked to Spring spelling
  • Proofread writing for punctuation errors linked to teaching so far

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Understand how prefixes change the meanings of verbs
  • Colons to mark clauses
  • Semi-colons to mark clauses

SPELLING FOCUS

  • ‘ee’ sound spelled ei
  • Spelling words with the same root
  • Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes –ate –ify -ise

 

SUMMER 2

FICTION TEXT

 

The Way Home by Libby Hathorne

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Variety of fronted adverbials with correct punctuation
  • Embellish simple sentences with range of noun phrases, adverbial phrase and prepositional phrases
  • Describe setting using personification
  • Describe atmosphere with empty words

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Discussion: Flight or Fight?

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Variety of fronted adverbials with correct punctuation
  • Combination of brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis
  • Variety of ways to create complex sentences

EVALUATING PROOFREADING FOCUS

  • Evaluate and edit by making changes to grammar and vocabulary linked to Year 5 curriculum
  • Proofread writing for spelling errors linked to Y5 curriculum
  • Proofread writing for punctuation errors linked to teaching so far

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Full range of pronouns
  • Active voice: identify and apply
  • Passive voice: identify and apply
  • Identify where same word can be a preposition or a conjunction

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Spell a range of homophones depending on context

 


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