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Reading and Understanding

By the end of Year 1 your child should be able to:

- Apply phonics knowledge to decode words and accurately blend sounds in unfamiliar words

- Read all the sounds up to and including phase 5

- Read all 100 common exception words (tricky words)

- Read words with contractions e.g. I'm, I'll, we'll

- Read words ending in -s, -es, -ing, -ed, -er and -est

- Accurately read books that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge

- Re-read these books to build up fluency and confidence

 -Listen to and discuss a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently

- Link what they hear read to their own experiences

- Become familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics

- Learn to appreciate rhymes and poems and to recite some by heart

- Discuss word meanings

-Check that the text makes sense to them and correct inaccurate reading

-Discuss the significance of the title and events

-Make inferences on the basis of what is being said and done

-Predict what might happen

-Participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say

-Explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them

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