Year 5 Expectations

This page provides information for parents and carer on the end of year expectations for year 5 children in our school.

The teachers have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirement 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 contents of this page or want support in knowing how best to help your child, please talk to your child's teacher.


  • Summarise main points of an argument or discussion within their reading and make up own mind about issue/s
  • Compare between two texts
  • Appreciate that people use bias in persuasive writing
  • Appreciate how two people may have a different view on the same event
  • Draw inferences and justify with evidence from the text
  • Vary voice for direct or indirect speech
  • Recognise clauses within sentences
  • Explain how and why a writer has used clauses to add information to a sentence
  • Use more than one source when carrying out research
  • Create a set of notes to summarise what has been read


  • Add phrases to make sentences more precise and 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
  • Indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs (e.g. perhaps, surely) or modal verbs (e.g. might, should, will)
  • Use the following to indicate parenthesis: brackets, dashes, comma
  • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity
  • Link clauses in sentences using a range of subordinating and 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)
  • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed


  • Count forwards and backward with positive and negative numbers through zero
  • Count forwards/backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000
  • Compare and order numbers up to 1,000,000
  • Compare and order numbers with 3 decimal places
  • Read Roman numerals to 1,000
  • Identify all multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs
  • Use known tables to derive other number facts
  • Recall prime numbers up to 19.Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers
  • Recognise place value of any number up to 1,000,000
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 or 100,000
  • Round decimals with 2 decimal places to nearest whole number and 1 decimal place
  • Add and subtract numbers with more than 4-digits using formal written method
  • Use rounding to check answers
  • Multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit/2-digit numbers
  • Divide up to 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers
  • Multiply & divide whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000
  • Recognise and use thousandths
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one to another
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers
  • Identify and write equivalent fractions
  • Solve time problems using timetables and converting between different units of time
Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

Harrold Primary School is a happy, caring and supportive school. We have a great team of teachers and support staff that work hard to ensure that all the children make good progress. Our vision is that every child has the right to an high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe learning environment. We strive to ensure that children reach their full potential, are well-equipped for when they leave primary school, and are able to continue achieving throughout secondary school.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.