English and Literacy
Below are the expectations for Reading and Writing in Year 1 - please also see the attached pdf document for the Year 1 English Long Term Plan for curriculum coverage.
• Identify which words appear again and again.
• Recognise and join in with predictable phrases.
• Relate reading to own experiences.
• Re-read if reading does not make sense.
• Re-tell with considerable accuracy.
• Discuss significance of title and events.
• Make predictions on basis of what has been read.
• Make inferences on basis of what is being said and done.
• Read aloud with pace and expression, i.e. pause at full stop; raise voice for question.
• Recognise: capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, ellipsis.
• Know why the writer has used the above punctuation in a text.
• Know difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.
Children are taught to read by breaking down words into separate sounds or ‘phonemes’. They are then taught how to blend these sounds together to read the whole word. Children have a phonics lesson each day and they are encouraged to use these strategies to read and write in other lessons. Every Year 1 child in the country will be taking the phonics screening check in the same week in June.
• Write clearly demarcated sentences.
• Use ‘and’ to join ideas. • Use conjunctions to join sentences (e.g. so, but).
• Use standard forms of verbs, e.g. go / went.
• Introduce use of: capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks.
• Use capital letters for names and personal pronoun ‘I’.
• Write a sequence of sentences to form a short narrative [as introduction to paragraphs].
• Use correct formation of lower case – finishing in right place.
• Use correct formation of capital letters.
• Use correct formation of digits.