Welcome to Year 5 at St. Joseph’s. We have a dedicated team of adults working with the children here to provide them with a friendly, nurturing, learning environment, which will enable them to reach their full potential.

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The Year 5 Team

Class Teachers

Miss F. Langford Jackson
Miss C. Chrusciak

Teaching Assistants

Mrs C. Oliver
Mrs C. De Jesus
Ms P. Barrett
Mrs T. Kelleher
Mrs A. Luri – Maths Interventions and French

Year 5 age related objectives

  • I understand what I am reading and can explain words in context
  • I can express my opinion on stories by the same author
  • I can identify features of legends
  • I can read examples of stories from other cultures and traditions and compare them
  • I can use a dictionary to define unfamiliar words that originate from other languages / cultures
  • I can identify features of books from our literary heritage
  • I can form opinions based on visual and textual evidence from a film
  • I can predict what will happen next from details stated and implied
  • I can retrieve information from non fiction texts
  • I can identify different types of instructions
  • I can retrieve information from a text in print or on screen efficiently
  • I can identify the features of recounted texts
  • I can identify persuasive features of texts
  • I can identify evidence for a writer’s point of view
  • I can identify what is distinctive about a poet’s work
  • I can identify the features of a narrative poem
  • I can identify features of a poem written to be performed
  • I can use knowledge of morphology and etymology in reading and spelling to identify root words and add prefixes and suffixes
  • I can understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically, (see the word list)
  • I can use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
  • I can use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary
  • I can use a thesaurus