A year 1 speaker
- I speak clearly and confidently in front of people in my class.
- I can re-tell a well known story and remember the main characters.
- I can hold attention when playing and learning with others.
- I can keep to the main topic when we are talking in a group.
- I can ask questions in order to get more information.
- I can start a conversation with an adult I know well or with my friends.
- I listen carefully to the things other people have to say in a group.
- I join in with conversations in a group.
- I join in with role play.
A year 1 reader
- I can match all 40+ graphemes to their phonemes.
- I can blend sounds in unfamiliar words.
- I can divide words into syllables.
- I can read compound words.
- I can read words with contractions and understand that the apostrophe represents the missing letters.
- I can read phonetically decodable words.
- I can read words that end with ‘s, -ing, -ed, -est
- I can read words which start with un-.
- I can add –ing, -ed and –er to verbs. (Where no change is needed to the root word)
- I can read words of more than one syllable that contain taught GPCs.
- I can say what I like and do not like about a text.
- I can link what I have heard or read to my own experiences.
- I can retell key stories orally using narrative language.
- I can talk about the main characters within a well known story.
- I can learn some poems and rhymes by heart.
- I can use what I already know to understand texts.
- I can check that my reading makes sense and go back to correct when it doesn’t.
- I can draw inferences from the text and/or the illustrations. (Beginning)
- I can make predictions about the events in the text.
- I can explain what I think a text is about.
A year 1 writer
- I can identify known phonemes in unfamiliar words.
- I can use syllables to divide words when spelling.
- I use what I know about alternative phonemes to narrow down possibilities for accurate spelling.
- I can use the spelling rule for adding ‘s’ or ‘es’ for verbs in the 3rd person singular.
- I can name all the letters of the alphabet in order.
- I can use letter names to show alternative spellings of the same phoneme.
- I can sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortable and correctly.
- I can form lower case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place.
- I can form capital letters and digits 0-9.
- I can compose a sentence orally before writing it.
- I can sequence sentences in chronological order to recount and event or experience.
- I can re-read what I have written to check that it makes sense.
- I leave spaces between words.
- I know how the prefix ‘un’ can be added to words to change meaning.
- I can use the suffixes ‘s’, ‘es’, ‘ed’, and ‘ing’ within my writing.
Grammar and punctuation
- I can combine words to make a sentence.
- I can join two sentences using ‘and’.
- I can sequence sentences to form a narrative.
- I can separate words using finger spaces.
- I can use capital letters to start a sentence.
- I can use a full stop to end a sentence.
- I can use a question mark.
- I can use an exclamation mark.
- I can use capital letters for names.
- I can use ‘I’.