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End of Year Expectations

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End of Year Expectations for Year 5

This leaflet outlines information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for pupils at our school.

The National Curriculum details these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child should meet in order to ensure continued progress.

All these objectives will be taught throughout the year. Any extra support you can provide is greatly valued.



Recognise and identify the place value of numbers up to 1,000,000

Round whole numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000

Identify factors, multiples, square numbers, cube numbers and prime numbers

Add and subtract with whole numbers larger than 4-digits

Multiply 2, 3 and 4-digit numbers by a 2-digit number

Divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number

Compare and order fractions with different denominators

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

Recognise the place value of each digit to 3 decimal places

Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions

Recognise the % symbol

Write percentages as a fraction with 100 as the denominator e.g 74% = 74100



Some objectives are similar across year groups because the skills needed are the same. The complexity of the texts increases the level of challenge.


Read with accuracy, appropriate speed and expression.


Understand and explain the meanings of words in context

Retrieve and record key information from texts

Summarise the main ideas from more than one paragraph

Infer characters thoughts and feelings and justify these with evidence

Distinguish between fact and opinion

Predict what might happen in a text from details stated and suggested.

Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

Discuss how authors use language, considering the impact on the reader

Compare between two texts



Write for a range of purposes and audiences

Use a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs (e.g. conjunctions, adverbials of time and place, tense)

In narrative writing, describe settings, characters and atmosphere

Select appropriate vocabulary

Use tenses consistently and correctly throughout writing

Begin to use commas, brackets and dashes to indicate parenthesis

Use inverted commas to indicate speech

Use relative clauses that begin with a relative pronoun

Use modal verbs and adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility

Spell some words correctly from the Y5/6 spelling list

Maintain legibility in joined handwriting when using a handwriting pen