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St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

LEARNING to make a difference

Year 5

Learning in the Foundation Subjects

Learning in the Core Subjects


Year 5 

 St. Paul’s CE

Primary School

Heathside Grove

 End of Year Expectations

for Year 5


This page provides information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The staff have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the following year.


All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.


 If you have any queries regarding the content of this page or want support in knowing how best to help your children please talk to your child’s teacher.



Reading Targets

A Year 5 Reader


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Word Reading

I can apply my knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to read aloud and to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words.

I can read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound.

I attempt pronunciation of unfamiliar words drawing on prior knowledge of similar looking words.

I can re-read and read ahead to check for meaning.



I am familiar with and can talk about a wide range of books and text types, including myths, legends and traditional stories and books from other cultures and traditions. I can discuss the features of each.

I can read non-fiction texts and identify the purpose, structure and grammatical features, evaluating how effective they are.

I can identify significant ideas, events and characters; and discuss their significance.

I can recite poems by heart, e.g. narrative verse, haiku.

I can prepare poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone,  volume and action.





  • Add phrases to make sentences more precise & detailed.
  • Use range of sentence openers – judging the impact or effect needed.
  • Begin to adapt sentence structure to text type.
  • Use pronouns to avoid repetition.
  • Use:
    • Brackets.
    • Dashes.
    • Commas.
  • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.
  • Link clauses in sentences using a range of subordinating & coordinating conjunctions.
  • Use verb phrases to create subtle differences (e.g. she began to run).
  • Consistently organize into paragraphs.
  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time (e.g. later), place (e.g. nearby) and number (e.g. secondly).
  • Legible and fluent handwriting style.




  • Count forwards & backward with positive & negative numbers through zero.
  • Count forwards/backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1000000.
  • Compare & order numbers with 3 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 1000.
  • Identify all multiples & factors, including finding all factor pairs.
  • Use known tables to derive other number facts.
  • Recall prime numbers up to 19.
  • Recognise place value of any number up to 1000000.
  • Round any number up to 1000000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 or 100000.
  • Round decimals with 2dp to nearest whole number & 1dp.
  • Add & subtract:
    • Numbers with more than 4-digits using efficient written method (column).
    • Numbers with up to t 2dp.
  • Multiply:
    • 4-digits by 1-digit/ 2-digit
  • Divide:
    • 4-digits by 1-digit
  • Multiply & divide:
    • Whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100 & 1000
  • Count up/down in thousandths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers & fractions & convert from one to another.
  • Multiply proper fractions by whole numbers.
  • Solve time problems using timetables and converting between different units of time.





All living things


  • Life cycles of plants & animals
  • Reproductive processes in some plants and animals


Animals including humans


  • The changes as humans develop from birth to old age


Properties and changes of materials


  • Compare properties of everyday materials
  • Soluble materials
  • Separating mixtures
  • Dissolving
  • Reversible & irreversible changes
  • Comparative & fair testing





  • Gravity
  • Friction & resistance
  • Forces & motion of mechanical devises


Earth & space


  • Movement of the Earth & planets
  • Movement of the moon
  • Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • Night & day