top of page

English Learning Outcomes - Year 5

The English Learning Outcomes for Year 5 will be officially implemented in September 2022. The Supporting Document for English in Year 5 builds on the skills, competences and knowledge acquired by the end of Year 4.  It establishes clear, consistent guidelines for what every learner should know and be able to do in the English language throughout Year 5.  The new learning outcomes also provide a way for teachers to measure their learners’ progress throughout the school year and ensure that the learners’ needs are addressed.  The knowledge, attitudes and skills-based outcomes in this document are considered national education entitlement to all Year 5 learners in Malta.

Here you can also find further material that complements the Supporting Document.

Listening and Viewing

I can listen attentively to text read aloud and demonstrate understanding by making inferences as well as justifying and explaining statements.

I can understand audio-visual text across a range of genres, identifying main ideas, specific information and key words.

I can listen to others and understand their point of view and ask for clarification when I don't understand.

I can listen carefully, follow a series of instructions, and participate in discussions

Speaking and Representing

I can make use of language to make relatively plausible predictions, give vivid descriptions, and answer a range of questions about an oral text. 

I can contribute to class and group discussions on a range of topics and ask questions to find out more.

I can participate in role-play by articulating clearly and demonstrating fluency.

I can express my own opinions clearly and I can also take turns in a discussion and conversation.

I can convey a message containing time sequence and instructions accurately.

I can speak fluently and accurately in terms of content and sound patterns, using some complex sentence structures.

In a conversation with speakers of similar or higher linguistic competence, I can speak relatively fluently and accurately in terms of content and sound patterns.

I can give clear instructions and directions using a logical sequence.

Reading and Viewing

I can read aloud clearly, confidently and fluently as well as express clear diction.

I can read silently on my own for longer periods of time.

I can show understanding and react to a different range of genres and of age-appropriate texts.

I can read and understand as well as know how to search online for age appropriate and relevant texts across genres.

I can make informed assumptions about a book or other long work from its title and introductory material.

I can express my opinions about a story at my own reading level, giving clear reasons as to why I have these opinions.

I can use the layout and organisation of age-appropriate texts to aid comprehension.

I can use available resources to expand my understanding of words.

Writing and Representing

I can use appropriate format and features of presentation to convey the purpose of a text.

I can use resources to help me plan my written work and present it accurately.

I can revise and edit work with minimal support.

I can use words to achieve particular effects in my writing and use a range of vocabulary and expressions that set specific moods and depict particular scenes.

I can participate in writing for a wide range of genres, audience, and purposes.

I can organise my ideas into clear, cohesive and coherent paragraphs sustained over an extended piece of writing.


I can read and listen to literary texts such as poetry, prose and drama being performed or read aloud and show my understanding by answering questions about the text.

I can respond to poems, stories, prose and drama by speaking and writing about how I feel about the literary texts and about the events, characters or themes in these texts.

I can identify and respond to the use of literary devices and elements in literary texts.

I can participate in activities based on poems, stories and plays I have read or listened to.

Language Awareness and Production

LAP 6.1

LAP 6.2

LAP 6.3

I can continue and generate my own simple, compound and complex sentence patterns showing an awareness of language structure.

I can use the correct word order when writing and speaking.

I can consistently use the correct form of the past and present tenses as well as to refer to the future most of the time.

LAP 6.4

I can communicate effectively, altering my language choices according to purpose.

I can use basic punctuation appropriately.  I can show this understanding when writing or reading.

LAP 6.5

I can narrate events using simple linguistic forms.

LAP 6.6

I can use the resources available to expand my production of words.

LAP 6.7

I can use the language necessary to show time, place and movement in a sentence.

LAP 6.8

bottom of page