English in Year 1
· Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words
· Read high frequency words.
· Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters) for all 40+ phonemes
· Re-read these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading.
· Read other words of more than one syllable that contain taught GPCs
· Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding.
· Become very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics
· Link what they read or hear read to their own experiences
· Understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to
- Spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught, common exception words, the days of the week
- Name the letters of the alphabet
- Understand which letters belong to which handwriting ‘families’ (i.e. letters that are formed in similar ways) and to practise these.
Write sentences by:
- saying out loud what they are going to write about
- composing a sentence orally before writing it
- sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
- Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark