Our key texts in Year 1…


Reading little and often with your child is the best support you can offer them at this stage of their reading journey. Aim for at least 10 minutes per night - any comments in their diary will earn your child a Dojo point!

Children are learning the sounds that build up words and how to 'blend' these sounds in order to read words. We teach these sounds discretely through small RWI groups Monday-Thursday and apply this learning throughout the rest of the children's learning each day. For more information on these sounds, please visit our RWI page here: 



In addition to learning sounds, children should be able to answer simple questions about what they are reading. Here are some question prompts. (More specific questions are available in their home reading books.)