St Peter's CE School
St Peter's CE School
‘Invite, Include, Imagine, Inspire’ Our values this term are 'Koinoinia and Peace' Matthew 5: 9 Blessed are the peacemakers. Article 31 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

Year 5


  • I can engage the listener by varying my expression and vocabulary.
  • I adapt my spoken language depending on the audience, the purpose or the context.
  • I can develop my ideas and opinions, providing relevant detail.
  • I can express my point of view.
  • I show that I understand the main points, including implied meanings in a discussion.
  • I listen carefully in discussions. I make contributions and ask questions that are responsive to others’ ideas and views.
  • I use Standard English in formal situations.
  • I am beginning to use hypothetical language to consider more than one possible outcome or solution.
  • I can perform my own compositions, using appropriate intonation and volume so that meaning is clear.
  • I can perform poems and plays from memory, making careful choices about how I convey ideas. I adapt my expression and tone.
  • I begin to select the appropriate register according to the context.




  • I can apply 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.





  • I can form verbs with prefixes.
  • I can convert nouns or adjectives into verbs by adding a suffix.
  • I understand the rules for adding prefixes and suffixes.
  • I can spell words with silent letters.
  • I can distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused.
  • I can spell the commonly mis-spelt words from the Y5/6 word list.
  • I can use the first 3 or 4 letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both in a dictionary.
  • I can use a thesaurus.
  • I can use a range of spelling strategies.


  • I can choose the style of handwriting to use when given a choice.
  • I can choose the handwriting that is best suited for a specific task.



  • I can discuss the audience and purpose of the writing.
  • I can start sentences in different ways.
  • I can use the correct features and sentence structure matched to the text type we are working on.
  • I can develop characters through action and dialogue.
  • I can establish a viewpoint as the writer through commenting on characters and events.
  • I can use grammar and vocabulary to create an impact on the reader.
  • I can use stylistic devices to create effects in writing.
  • I can add well-chosen detail to interest the reader.
  • I can summarise a paragraph.
  • I can organise my writing into paragraphs to show different information or events.




  • I can use relative clauses.
  • I can use adverbs or modal verbs to indicate a degree of possibility.


  • I can build cohesion between paragraphs.
  • I can use adverbials to link paragraphs.


  • I can use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis.
  • I can use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.
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