Assessing Writing – Year 5 Expectations
- Form verbs with prefixes. for example, dis, de, mis, over and re.
- Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs by adding a suffix, for example, ate, ise, ify.
- Understand the general rules for adding prefixes and suffixes above.
- Spell some words with ‘silent’ letters, e.g. knight, psalm, solemn.
- Distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused.
- Spell identified commonly misspelt words from Year 5 and 6 word list.
- Use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary.
- Use a thesaurus.
- Use a range of spelling strategies.
- Choose which shape of a letter to use when given choices and deciding, as part of their personal style, whether or not to join specific letters.
- Choose the writing implement that is best suited for a task, (e.g. quick notes, letters).
- Know the audience for and purpose of the writing.
- Use the features and structures of text types taught so far.
- Use grammatical features and vocabulary appropriate for the text types taught so far.
- Start sentences in different ways.
- Use sentence starters to highlight the main idea.
- Develop characters through action and dialogue.
- Establish viewpoint as the writer through commenting on characters or events.
- Show how grammar and vocabulary choices create impact on the reader.
- Choose vocabulary to engage and impact on the reader.
Assessing Writing – Year 5 Mastery
- Use paragraphs to structure the plot in narrative writing, showing changes in time, place and events.
- Use changes in time and place to guide the reader through the text.
- Use paragraphs to organise information logically and shape a non-fiction text effectively.
- Sustain and develop ideas within a paragraph, introducing it with a topic sentence.
- Close text with reference to its opening.
- Re-order sentences to create impact on the reader.
- Use expanded noun phrases to add well thought out detail to writing.
- Use punctuation to clarify meaning of sentences – commas to mark phrases and clauses.
- Use dialogue effectively and punctuate it accurately.