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Reading Curriculum

Reception

Reception

Word reading:
  • Uses phase 2-3 phonics to read words
  • Can recognise the taught sounds within words
  • Is able to segment (break up) and blend words using their knowledge of phonics
  • Is able to recognise common exception/tricky words taught in their year group
  • Can listen to stories told in class and ask questions based on the book
  • Can read aloud simple sentences from their phonics readers to an adult
  • Can read the alphabet using the names of the letters (can learn through song)
  • Can accurately read CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words
  • Can pause at punctuation at the end of a sentence
Comprehension:
  • Is beginning to link what they read or hear to their own experiences
  • Likes listening to and repeating taught rhymes, songs and poems
  • From the literacy topics taught the child is able to remember and talk about new words 
  • Is becoming familiar with key stories, fairy tales and traditional tales and is able to retell parts of the story
  • Can sit and listen to picture books read by the teacher 

Grade 1

Word reading:
  • Uses phase 3-5 phonics to read words
  • Can recognise the taught sounds within words
  • Is able to segment (break up) and blend words using their knowledge of phonics
  • Is able to recognise the common exception/tricky words for their year group
  • Can listen to stories told in class and ask questions based on the book
  • Can read aloud books from the year 1 level fluently to an adult
  • Can read the alphabet using the names of the letters (can learn through song)
  • Can read words containing taught s , es , ing , ed , er and est endings
  • Can pause at punctuation at the end of a sentence

 

 

Comprehension:
  • Is beginning to link what they read or hear to their own experiences
  • Likes listening to and repeating taught rhymes and poems
  • From the literacy topics taught the child is able to remember and talk about new words 
  • Is becoming familiar with key stories, fairy tales and traditional tales, retelling them and is able to talk about the characters and plot
  • Listens to more challenging stories read by the teacher 

Grade 2

Word reading:
  • Uses phase 3-5 phonics to read words
  • Can recognise the taught sounds within words
  • Is able to segment (break up) and blend words using their knowledge of phonics
  • Is able to recognise the common exception/tricky words for their year group
  • Can listen to stories told in class and ask questions based on the book
  • Can read aloud books from the year 2 level fluently to an adult
  • Can read the alphabet using the names of the letters (can learn through song)
  • Can read words containing taught s , es , ing , ed , er and est endings
  • Can read words with the prefixes: un, dis
  • Can read words containing contractions and understands that the apostrophe represents missing letter(s), such as: I have- I’ve; You will- You’ll; I will- I’ll
  • Can recognise when they are reading direct speech within speech marks
Comprehension:
  • Is beginning to link what they read or hear to their own experiences
  • Likes listening to and repeating taught rhymes and poems
  • From the literacy topics taught is able to remember and talk about new words 
  • Is becoming familiar with key stories, fairy tales and traditional tales, retelling them and is able to talk about the characters and plot
  • Listens to more challenging stories read by the teacher 
  • Can retrieve information from a short passage
  • Can accurately predict events based on what has happened so far in the story

Grade 3

Word reading:
  • Uses phase 5 phonics to read words
  • Can recognise the taught sounds within words
  • Is able to segment (break up) and blend words using their knowledge of phonics
  • Is able to recognise the common exception/tricky words for their year group
  • Can listen to stories told in class and ask questions based on the book
  • Can read aloud books from the year 3 level fluently to an adult, and can make relevant comments about them
  • Can read the alphabet using the names of the letters and use a dictionary to find word meaning
  • Can read words containing taught the prefixes: dis, mis, un, re
  • Can read words containing contractions and understands that the apostrophe represents missing letter(s) such as: I have- I’ve; You will- You’ll; I will- I’ll
  • Is reading a range of texts (fiction and non-fiction) 
  • Can recognise when they are reading direct speech within speech marks
  • Can change their reading voice if the sentence ends with a question mark or exclamation mark 

 

Comprehension:
  • Is beginning to link what they read or hear to their own experiences
  • Likes listening to and repeating taught rhymes and poems
  • From the literacy topics taught is able to remember and talk about new words 
  • Is becoming familiar with key stories, fairy tales and traditional tales, retelling them and is able to talk about the characters and plot
  • Listens to more challenging stories read by the teacher 
  • Can retrieve information from a longer passage of text
  • Can accurately predict events based on what has happened so far in the story

Grade 4

Word reading:
  • Knows the alternative spellings/patterns from phase 6 phonics
  • Can recognise the taught sounds within words
  • Is able to segment (break up) and blend words using their knowledge of phonics
  • Is able to recognise the common exception/tricky words for their year group
  • Can listen to stories told in class and ask relevant questions based on the book
  • Can read aloud books from the year 4 level fluently to an adult, and make relevant comments about them
  • Can read the alphabet using the names of the letters and use a dictionary to find word meaning
  • Can read words containing taught s , es , ing , ed , er and est endings
  • Can read words containing contractions and understands that the apostrophe represents the missing letter(s) such as: I have- I’ve; You will- You’ll; I will- I’ll
  • Is reading a range of texts (fiction and non-fiction) 
  • Can recognise when they are reading direct speech within speech marks
  • Can change their reading voice if the sentence ends with a question mark or exclamation mark 
  • Can read words containing taught the prefixes: dis, mis, un, re
Comprehension:
  • Is beginning to link what they read or hear to their own experiences
  • Likes listening to and repeating taught poems
  • From the literacy topics taught is able to remember and talk about new words 
  • Is becoming familiar with key stories and traditional tales, retelling them and is able to talk about the characters and plot
  • Listens to more challenging stories read by the teacher 
  • Can retrieve information from a longer passage of text
  • Can accurately predict events based on what has happened so far in the story

Grade 5

Word reading:
  • Knows the alternative spellings/patterns from phase 6 phonics
  • Can recognise the taught sounds within words
  • Is able to segment (break up) and blend words using their knowledge of phonics
  • Is able to recognise the common exception/tricky words for their year group
  • Can listen to stories told in class and ask relevant questions based on the book
  • Can read aloud fluently to an adult, books from the year 5 level and can make relevant comments about them
  • Can use a dictionary to find new word meaning 
  • Can read words containing contractions and understands that the apostrophe represents the missing letter(s) such as: I have- I’ve; You will- You’ll; I will- I’ll
  • Is reading a range of texts (fiction and non-fiction) and knows the layout of a text and how to find information quickly
  • Can recognise when they are reading direct speech within speech marks and indirect speech
  • Can change their reading voice if the sentence ends with a question mark or exclamation mark 
Comprehension:
  • Is beginning to link what they read or hear to their own experiences
  • Likes listening to and repeating taught poems
  • From the literacy topics taught is able to remember and talk about new words 
  • Is becoming familiar with key stories and traditional tales, retelling them and is able to talk about the characters (their feelings, thoughts and motives) and plot
  • Listens to more challenging stories read by the teacher 
  • Can retrieve information from a longer passage of text
  • Can accurately predict events based on what has happened so far in the story
  • Is able to summarise a short passage of text and explain what is happening

Grade 6

Word reading:
  • Can confidently read aloud to an adult with fluency (chapter books) and can make relevant comments about them
  • Knows the alternative spellings/patterns from phase 6 phonics
  • Can recognise the taught sounds within words
  • Is able to segment (break up) and blend words using their knowledge of phonics
  • Is able to recognise the common exception/tricky words for their year group
  • Can listen to stories told in class and ask relevant questions based on the book
  • Can confidently and independently use a dictionary to find new word meaning 
  • Is reading a range of texts (fiction and non-fiction) and knows the layout of a text and how to find information quickly
  • Can recognise when they are reading direct speech within speech marks and indirect speech
  • Can change their reading voice if the sentence ends with a question mark or exclamation mark 
Comprehension:
  • Is beginning to link what they read or hear to their own experiences
  • Likes listening to and repeating taught poems
  • From the literacy topics taught is able to remember and talk about new words 
  • Is becoming familiar with key stories and traditional tales, retelling them and is able to talk about the characters (their feelings, thoughts and motives) and plot
  • Listens to more challenging stories read by the teacher 
  • Can retrieve information from a longer passage of text
  • Can accurately predict events based on what has happened so far in the story
  • Is able to summarise a short passage of text and explain what is happening
  • Can tell different between facts and opinion statements
  • Can understand the author’s purpose (Why did they write this passage?)
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