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St Luke’s School

St Luke’s School

Year 1 English Curriculum: Reading

Year 1 Expectations: Spoken Language
•Speak clearly and confidently in front of others
•Retell a well-known story, remembering the main characters
•Prepare to use ‘new’ words when communicating
•Hold attention well when collaborating with others
•Does not stray away from main topic when engaged in collaborative talk
•Prepare to ask relevant questions to extend understanding and knowledge
•Initiate conversation in collaborative situation
•Listen carefully to what others are saying in group talk
•Respond appropriately to what others say in group talk
•Happy to join in with role play

Year 1 Exceeding Expectations: Spoken Language
•Justify answers, arguments and opinions when challenged
•Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes
•Express personal feelings when involved in discussions
•Participate keenly is discussions and debates
•Retell known story, remembering detail and adding own point of view
•Change an event or character in a familiar story when asked to do so
•Consider the views of everyone in a collaborative talk situation
•Use appropriate language to ensure listener knows when something happened
•Understand consequences of what is said to others
•Summarise the outcome of collaborative talk

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Assessing Reading

Year 1 Expectations: Word Reading
•Match all 40+ graphemes to their phonemes (Phase 3)
•Blend sounds in unfamiliar words
•Divide words into syllables, eg, pocket, rabbit, carrot, thunder, sunset
•Read compound words, eg, football, playground, farmyard, bedroom
•Read words with contractions, e.g. I’m, I’ll, we’ll, and understand that the apostrophe represents the omitted letter(s)
•Read phonically decodable texts with confidence
•Read words containing ‘s, es, ing, ed, er , est’ endings
•Read words which has the prefix –un added
•Add the endings –ing, –ed and –er to verbs where no change is needed to the root word
•Read words of more than one syllable that contain taught GPCs (grapheme, phoneme correspondence)

Year 1 Expectations: Comprehension
•Say what they like or dislike about a text
•Link what they read or hear read to their own experiences
•Retell key stories orally using narrative language
•Understand and talk about the main characteristics within a known key story
•Learn some poems and rhymes by heart
•Use prior knowledge, context and vocabulary provided to understand texts
•Check that the text makes sense to them as they read and correct miscues
•Begin to draw inferences from the text and/or the illustrations
•Make predictions based on the events in the text
•Explain what they understand about a text

Year 1 Exceeding Expectations: Reading
•Read accurately and confidently words of 2 or more syllables
•Talk about favourite authors or genre of books
•Can predict what happens next in familiar stories
•Happy to read aloud in front of others
•Tell someone about likes and dislikes related to story they have read or a story they have had read to them
•Read a number of signs and labels in the environment drawing from phonic knowledge when doing so
•Aware of mistakes made because reading does not make sense
•Re-read a passage if unhappy with own comprehension
•Growing awareness of how non fiction texts are organised
•Use illustrations as an important feature in aiding reading