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Year 1

By the end of Year 1, all pupils are expected to be able to: 

  • Speedily read all Phase 2, 3 and 5 graphemes
  • Read all Year 1 common exception words
  • Read words with suffixes - s, es, ed, ing, er, ly
  • Read multi-syllable words
  • Read words with contractions - including understanding the use of the apostrophe e.g. can't, won't, I'll, couldn't, she's etc
  • Retell orally familiar stories and traditional tales
  • Join in with repetitive parts of stories
  • Recite some poems off by heart
  • Answer questions about books read
  • Self correct reading when it is clear what has been read does not make sense
  • Talk about the title of the book and the events in it
  • Make inferences about characters based on what they say and what they do
  • Make predictions about what might happen in a book
  • Clearly explain what has been read to them
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