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Year 5

Year 5 Reading Progression















Snap Reading


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Spring 1

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Summer 1

Summer 2

Retrieves key details and some quotations from the text to demonstrate understanding of key details/information in a text


Identify explicit details from the text, showing exactly where in the text they found the information


Can prove or disprove simple statements about a character by finding evidence in a text


Explains different reasons for reading, including for enjoyment


Perseveres with challenging texts

c. Is able to skim whole texts to answer recall questions


Is able to scan whole texts to answer recall questions


Gives feasible, reasoned predictions based on evidence


Begins to use evidence from description, dialogue and action to support their ideas


Summative reading assessment


Can read and discuss the construction and meaning of different types of poetry


Can compare and evaluate different texts against their intended purpose


Explains isolated events from a text, in the context of the whole narrative


Confidently uses new language from their own reading experiences in their written and spoken work


Selects information from across a text to explain or illustrate their ideas


Can identify the text type according to key features


Can summarise the main points from a whole text


Summative reading assessment

Comments on the impact of organisational and presentational features of a text


Can empathise with a character's motives and behaviours


Explains clearly how vocabulary choices affect meaning in a range of text types


Explains how punctuation and sentence construction is used to enhance meaning


Uses knowledge of vocabulary and context to give meaning to new language


Recognises a range of descriptive devices including figurative language


Compares the behaviour and feelings of different characters in a text


Can explain the importance of cultural or historical settings on how a text is composed


Reciprocal Reading


Makes links between own reading experiences and that of others


Constructs detailed responses about what they have read, demonstrating deep understanding and maturity as a reader


Probes texts deeply through their own questioning and evaluation


Confidently presents texts aloud to a range of audiences


Uses information from the text to direct their presentation of it to others


Cyclical Reading Skills

Can read aloud with intonation that shows understanding


Can construct visual images


Can use appropriate decoding strategies fluently and accurately


Can show an understanding of the meaning of vocabulary in different contexts


Can find and copy one word/groups of words with a particular meaning


Can find words in a text that most closely match the meaning of a given word


Can explain what words suggest about a given subject


Can talk about a growing repertoire of vocabulary and know how to independently find out what unknown words in text mean


Can identify and comment on the grammatical features of text