St Peter's CE School
St Peter's CE School
‘Invite, Include, Imagine, Inspire’ Our values this term are 'Koinoinia and Peace' Matthew 5: 9 Blessed are the peacemakers. Article 31 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

Year 1


  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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. 




  • 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’.
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