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Hetts Lane Infant and Nursery School

Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be

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Welcome to

Hetts Lane Infant and Nursery School

Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be



We love reading in Year 1.

Try to practise your reading every day.

Click on the images for websites to support reading.




Remember reading is not just about being able to read the words but is also about understanding what has been read.

Can you ?

Say if it is a story book (fiction) or an information book (non-fiction)

Say what the title is.

Identify the author.

Say who the main characters are.

Identify where the story is set.

Retell the story in your own words.

Answer questions about the story.

Explain to someone why you either liked or disliked what you have read.


Year One Reading Curriculum.


En1/2.1    Word Reading

En1/2.1a    apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words
En1/2.1b    respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters) for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes
En1/2.1c    read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words containing GPCs that have been taught
En1/2.1d    read common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word
En1/2.1e    read words containing taught GPCs and –s, –es, –ing, –ed, –er and –est endings
En1/2.1f     read other words of more than one syllable that contain taught GPCs
En1/2.1g    read words with contractions, and understand that the apostrophe represents the omitted letter(s)
En1/2.1h    read books aloud, accurately that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge and that do not require them to use other strategies to work out words
En1/2.1i    reread these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading.

En1/2.2    Comprehension

En1/2.2a    develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:
  1. listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
  2. being encouraged to link what they read or hear to their own experiences
  3. becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics
  4. recognising and joining in with predictable phrases
  5. learning to appreciate rhymes and poems, and to recite some by heart
  6. discussing word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known
En1/2.2b    understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by
  1. drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
  2. checking that the text makes sense to them as they read and correcting inaccurate reading
  3. discussing the significance of the title and events
  4. making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
  5. predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far

En1/2.2c    participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say
En1/2.2d    explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them