Year 5 Non-Negotiables


Comprehension and Understanding -Summarises main points of an argument or discussion within their reading and makes up own mind about issue/s.

-Can 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.

– Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

– Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.

Prediction, Inference and deduction

Intonation and expression

-Draw inferences and justify with evidence from the text.

-Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.

-Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.

Intonation and Expression Varies voice for direct or indirect speech.
Grammatical Features Recognise:

– clauses within a sentence

Research Use more than one source when carrying out research.


Sentence and text structure
  • 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.
Spelling use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them

continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused

  • Brackets, dashes, commas.
  • 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 organise into paragraphs.
  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time (e.g. later), place (e.g. nearby), and number (e.g. secondly)
Handwriting Legible and fluent style.


Counting and ordering 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 1000000

Compare and order numbers with 3 decimal places

Numbers and more/less
Tables and multiples Identify all multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs

Use known tables to derive other number facts

Bonds and facts Recall prime numbers up to 19
Place value and rounding Recognise place value of any number up to 1000000

Round any number to 1000000 the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 or 100000

Round decimals with 2 decimal point to the nearest whole number and 1 decimal point




Add and subtract: Numbers with more than 4 digits using efficient written method (column), numbers with up to 2 decimal point
Calculations (division/ multiplication) Multiply: 4 digits by 1 digit/2 digit

Divide: 4 digit by 1 digit

Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100, 1000

Fractions and


Count up/down in thousandths

Recognise mixed numbers and fractions and convert from one to another

Multiply proper fractions by whole numbers

Time Solve time problems using timetables and converting between different units of time