Key Skill: Read and understand simple sentences
Begin to read words and simple sentence
Key Skill: Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words
hear and say the initial sounds in words
Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend then together and know which letters represent some of them
Link sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet
Key Skill: Read some common irregular words
Read some irregular words, such as was, of , the ,to, you, I, siad, that, he, his, she, her, for, are, as, they,we, were, be, this, have, or, one, by, what, with, then, do, and
Key Skill: Demonstrate to others an understanding of reading
Have some favourite storied, rhymes, songs, poems or jingles
Repeat words or phrases from familiar stories
Fill in the missing word or phrase in a known rhyme, story or game
Enjoy rhyming and rhythmic activities.
Show awareness of rhyme and alliteration.
Recognise rhythm in spoken words.
Listen to and join in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups
Join in with repeated refrains and anticipate key events and phrases in rhymes and stories
Begin to be aware of the way stories are structured.
Suggest how the story might end.
Listen to stories with increasing attention and recall
Describe main story settings, events and principle characters
Show interest in illustrations and print in books and print in the environment
Recognise familiar words and signs, such as own name and logo
Look at books independently.
Handle books carefully.
Know information can be relayed in the form of print
Hold books the correct way up and turn pages
Know that print carries meaning and, in English, is read from left to right and top to bottom
Can continue a rhyming string
use vocabularly and forms of speech that are increasingly influneced by their experiences of books
Enjoy an increasing range of books
Know that information can be retireived from books and computers