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Assessment in Year 5

Year 5 Reading

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Applies a growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes as listed in English Appendix 1 -ible, -able, -cious, -cial, -ance, -ation when reading independently
  • Reads at least half of the exception words in Appendix 1
  • Checks that reading makes sense, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of new words in context
  • Understands and uses technical terms needed for discussing reading such as imagery and the grammar terms in Appendix 2
  • Summarises the main ideas drawn from across the text, identifying key and supplementary details
  • Compares characters, settings and other aspects of what is read, drawing evidence from across the text
  • Is familiar with the features of a wide range of fiction including myths, legends, traditional stories, modern fiction, classic fiction and from other cultures
  • Retrieves, records and presents information from non-fiction in a variety of ways
  • Makes comparisons within and across texts read on similar topics or themes
  • Participates in presentations and debates about texts on similar and contrasting themes

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Uses a range of strategies to work out unfamiliar words on the run
  • Accurately reads new vocabulary and technical terms which might be key to the meaning of a sentence or paragraph
  • Demonstrates reading fluency across all subjects and not just in English
  • In non-fiction, considers what information is needed and selects texts appropriately
  • Knows how to use indexes and glossaries to locate information and applies these skills across the curriculum
  • Prepares and recites longer poems by heart
  • Recommends books read independently giving their reasons

 

Year 5 Writing

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Uses commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity such as with relative clauses
  • Spells word endings -ant, -ance, - ancy, -ent, -ence, ency, correctly (Appendix 1 p66)
  • Converts nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes (e.g. -ate, -ise, -ify)
  • Ensures the consistent and correct use of tenses throughout a piece of writing
  • Uses more sophisticated conjunctions to build cohesion within a paragraph and to link ideas
  • Indicates degrees of possibility using adverbs (e.g. perhaps, surely) or modal verbs (e.g. might, should, will, must)
  • Uses adverbials of time, place and number to link ideas across paragraphs
  • In narratives integrates description, action and dialogue to advance the plot
  • Uses organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader (e.g. headings, bullet points, tables etc)
  • Demonstrates ways to create tension and atmosphere in narrative and poetry

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Handwriting is joined, legible and fluent
  • Spells at least half the words in the Year 5/6 list and spelling rules taught in Appendix 1 (p66)
  • Uses a thesaurus to select more ambitious vocabulary correctly and that fits the context
  • Uses the grammar terminology for Year 5 set out in Appendix 2 (p78) when discussing writing
  • Uses expanded noun and verb phrases to convey information more precisely
  • Understands the differences between standard English and non-standard English and can apply what has been learnt, for example, in writing dialogue for characters

 

Year 5 Mathematics

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit
  • Interpret negative numbers in context
  • Count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers including through zero
  • Add whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition)
  • Subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar subtraction)
  • Add or subtract mentally with increasingly large numbers
  • Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors, multiples, squares
  • and cubes
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates
  • Compare and order fractions whose denominations are all multiples of the same number
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to 3 decimal places
  • Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of ½, ¼, 1/5, 2/5 and 4/5 and those with a denominator of 10 or 25
  • Convert between different units of metric measure
  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes
  • Calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares) and including standard units, estimate the area of irregular shapes
  • Draw given angles and measure them in degrees
  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about sides and angles
  • Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Round any number up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000
  • Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one or two digit number using a formal written method, including long
  • multiplication for two digit numbers
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator or denominators that are multiples of the same number
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed number by whole numbers, supported by material and diagrams
  • Round decimals with decimals to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place
  • Recognise the percent symbol and understand that % relates to number of parts per 100 and write percentages as a
  • fraction with denominator of 100 and as a decimal
  • Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure (for example, length, mass, volume and money) using decimal notation and scaling
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