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Early Milestone: FS1 & FS2

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

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Pilgrim Academy Principal

Andrew Clark BA.