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Reading at home

 

Please read with your child every night for at least 10 minutes. Within this time, discuss the story together and ask questions to develop a good understanding of the story. If they have finished their book then please read a different book from home or visit the library. It is also really important that children regularly hear adults read stories to them to encourage a love of storytelling.

 

If you are stuck for books to read with your child then here is a list of books that we recommend.

Also to help foster a love of reading and to develop your child's skills you can visit this website.

Year 1 End of Year Expectations

 

Speaking

I am able to speak clearly and confidently in front of people in my class.

I am able to use basic vocabulary and build on this through listening, practice, trial and error.

I am able to remember and recall information.

I am able to re-tell a well-known story and remember the main characters.

I am able to ask questions in order to get more information.

I am able to listen and respond to others and sometimes express my feelings.

I am able to join in with conversations in a group.

I am able to join in with role play.

I am able to speak in complete sentences after they have been modelled.

 

 

 

 

Reading

I am able to match all 40+ graphemes to their phonemes.

I am able to blend sounds in unfamiliar words.

I am able to memorise key words and phrases from books, building my vocabulary.

I am able to identify which words appear again and again.

I am secure within the Year 1 phonics expectations.

I am able to read aloud with pace and expression.

I am able to say what I like and do not like about a text.

I am able to link what I have heard or read to my own experiences.

I am able to check that my reading makes sense and go back to correct when it doesn’t.

I am able to draw inferences from the text and/or the illustrations. (Beginning)

I am able to make predictions about the events in the text.

I am able to explain what I think a text is about.

 

 

Writing

I am able to name all the letters of the alphabet in order.

I am able to form lower case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place.

I am able to form capital letters and digits 0-9.

I am able to compose a sentence orally before writing it.

I leave spaces between words.

I am able to combine words to make a sentence.

I am able to join two sentences using ‘and’.

I am able to sequence sentences to form a narrative.

I am able to separate words using finger spaces.

I am able to use capital letters to start a sentence.

I am able to use a full stop to end a sentence.

I am able to use a question mark.

I am able to use an exclamation mark.

I am able to use capital letters for names.

I am able to use ‘I’.

 

 

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