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.
Year 1 End of Year Expectations
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.
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.
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’.