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Reading at home

 

Please try to read with your child as regularly as possible. Within this time, discuss the story together and ask questions to develop a good understanding of the story. If they have finished their book then please read a different book from home or visit the library. It is also really important that children hear adults read stories to them to encourage a love of storytelling.

 

It is also really important that children regularly hear adults read stories to them to encourage a love of storytelling.

 

If you are stuck for books to read with your child then here is a list of books that we recommend.

Year 5 End of Year Expectations

Speaking

I am able to engage the listener by varying my expression and vocabulary.

I am able to adapt my spoken language depending on the audience, the purpose or the context.

I am able to develop my ideas and opinions, providing relevant detail.

I am able to show that I understand the main points, including implied meanings in a discussion.

I am able to use Standard English in formal situations.

I am able to perform my own compositions, using appropriate intonation and volume so that meaning is clear.

I am able to begin to select the appropriate register according to the context.

I am able to listen carefully in discussions. I make contributions and ask questions that are responsive to others’ ideas and views.

I am beginning to use hypothetical language to consider more than one possible outcome or solution.

I am able to perform poems and plays from memory, making careful choices about how I convey ideas. I adapt my expression and tone.

 

 

Reading

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 am able to discuss the features of each.

I am able to identify significant ideas, events and characters; and discuss their significance.

I am able to appraise the information I receive.

I am able to modify my understanding through reading.

I am able to compare two texts.

I am able to make conclusions to summarise what I have read.

I am able to provide a reasoned justification for my views, using the text to support my ideas.

I am able to adapt my views with new information from a text.

 

 

Writing

I am able to spell the commonly mis-spelt words from the Y5/6 word list.

I am able to start sentences in different ways.

I am able to use the first 3 or 4 letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both in a dictionary.

I am able to choose the style of handwriting to use when given a choice.

I am able to use the correct features and sentence structure matched to the text type we are working on.

I am able to use relative clauses.

I am able to build cohesion between paragraphs.

I am able to use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis.

I am able to choose the handwriting that is best suited for a specific task.

I am able to add phrases to make sentences more precise and detailed.

I am able to use adverbials to link paragraphs.

I am able to use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.

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