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Nursery

Communication & Language

  • Listen to stories & sounds (early phonics
  • Developing attention
  • Understand & develop vocabulary
  • Use questions
  • Learn new words and use in communicating

Reading

  • Recognise familiar logos and own name
  • Interest in songs & rhymes
  • Fill in missing words
  • Develop favourite stories & look at books (increasing range)

Writing

  • Independently repeating phrases and refrains
  • Rhythmic & rhyming activities
  • Distinguishing between marks they make, giving meaning to them (including painting and drawing)
  • Holds pencil with thumb & two fingers
  • Develop finger strength & wrist mobility
Reception

Communication & Language

  • Extends vocabulary
  • Use language to recreate roles & experiences
  • Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking ideas, feelings & events
  • Develop own narratives
  • Answer a range of questions in response to stories and events

Reading

  • Phase 2 & 3 phonics
  • Awareness of story structure
  • Describe main events, story settings & characters
  • Reading print from left to right
  • Continues a rhyming string
  • Hears & says initial sounds
  • Segment & blend simple words
  • Begin to read words & simple sentences
  • Begin to have an understanding of non-fiction texts
  • Decode regular words and read irregular words
  • Understand simple sentences

Writing

  • Phase 2 & 3 phonics
  • Dough Disco
  • Squiggle whilst you wiggle
  • Link sounds to letters
  • Write clearly identifiable letters
  • Write own name, captions & sentences
  • Write irregular common words
  • Hold pencil with tripod grip with good control
  • Show a preference for a dominant hand
Y1

Reading

  • Applying phonic knowledge & skills as the route to decode words
  • Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes
  • Read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words
  • Read C&W
  • Read words containing taught GPCs - -s, -es, -ing, -ed, -er, -est endings
  • Read words of more than one syllable
  • Read words with contractions
  • Read books aloud which are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge
  • Read books aloud to build up fluency & confidence
  • Listen to a range of poems, stories & non-fiction
  • Link what is read to own experiences
  • Become familiar with key stories, fairy stories & traditional tales
  • Recognising and joining in with predictable phrases
  • Learning to appreciate rhyme & poems
  • Discussing word meanings
  • Drawing on what they already know or on background info
  • Checking that the text makes sense to them.
  • Discussing the significance of title & events
  • Making inferences
  • Prediction
  • Participate in discussion
  • explain clearly their understanding of what is read

Writing

  • Spell words containing 40+ phonemes already taught
  • C&W
  • Days of the week
  • Name letters of the alphabet
  • Prefixes & suffixes - s, es, un, ed, er, est
  • Simple spelling rules
  • Write sentences dictated by the teacher
  • Write sentences by saying out loud what they are going to write about
  • Compose a sentence orally
  • Sequence sentences by forming short narratives
  • Re-reading to check it makes sense
  • Sit correctly at a table, holding pencil comfortably
  • Begin to form lower case letters correctly
  •  Form capital letters
  • Form digits 0-9
  • Understand which letters belong to which handwriting families
Y2

Reading

  • Listen to and discuss poems, stories and non-fiction texts
  • Read books fluently at their phonic level
  • Apply own phonic knowledge to decode words
  • Read common exception words
  • Read words with suffixes
  • Read words of more than one syllable
  • Read contracted words
  • Re-read texts to build fluency - check that texts make sense
  • Answer questions and make inferences
  • Predicting what happens based on what they've read

Writing

  • Sentences with different forms
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Use present & past tense correctly
  • Conjunctions, subordinating/co-ordinating
  • Using punctuation correctly - full stops, exclamation marks, question marks, commas, apostrophes (possession & contraction)
  • Writing narratives
  • Writing real events
  • Writing poetry
  • Writing for different purposes
  • Planning - by saying out loud, writing keywords/ideas
  • Evaluating writing with teacher and peers
  • Re-reading to check for sense
  • Proof read their spellings

Handwriting

  • Cursive script
  • Capitals & lower case formed correctly
  • Join letters
  • Correct/consistent sized letters

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