Year 1 Reading
Our school has chosen Sounds-Write as our synthetic phonics programme to support children with early reading.
In Year 1 children are given opportunities to read daily in a number of ways, including;
- one-to-one reading with an adult
- guided reading
- comprehension activities
- paired reading
- reading in lessons across the curriculum
- reading for pleasure
To ensure your child reaches their full potential in reading, teachers and teaching assistants will listen to them read at least once a week. We also have reading volunteers to support children with reading.
We value working in partnership with you as parents and carers and the significant impact you have on your child’s success as readers. We effectively support you with reading at home through parent workshops and events such as the bedtime reading evening. Children take home reading books from the ‘Sounds-Write’ programme and from a selection of banded books. Regular practice at home really does make a difference. We ask you to listen to your child read every day and sign their reading record book.
In Year 1 we encourage your children to read for pleasure and develop a passion for reading in a variety of ways, including:
- Providing attractive classroom book areas containing a variety of books and genres which children are encouraged to access throughout the school day.
- Becoming members of ‘St. T’s 100 book club’ which motivates children to choose 100 books to read and share with their families.
- Weekly visits to the school library with children choosing their own books and learning how to use a library.
- Daily carpet sessions with staff sharing stories, poems and non-fiction texts.
- Careful selection of books and reading materials to celebrate our school’s rich diversity through the joy of reading.
- Selecting focus authors. Motivating children to read by finding out more about authors and books they have written.
Please watch this video created by Mrs Ellul, where she goes through the sounds of each letter of the alphabet: https://youtube.com/watch?v=kBQYH3buOA0&feature=shared
Our Recommended Reading List for Year 1
Year 1 Book List:
Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis
Bear by Mick Inkpen
Can Only Draw Worms by Will Mabbitt
Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Katie in London by James Mayhew
Lila and the secret of rain by David Conway
Old Bear by Jane Hissey
Oof Makes an Ouch! by Duncan Beedle
Paddington at the Palace by Micheal Bond
Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson
So Much! by Trish Cooke
The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright
The Bad-tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
We’re going on a Lion Hunt by David Axtell
You Can’t Take an Elephant on a Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck
You Choose! by Pippa Goodhart
Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
Clean up! by Nathan Byron
When I Grow Up: Sports Heroes by Clare Lloyd
Dream Big, Little Leader by Vashti Harrison
Little People, Big Dreams by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Rainforests (Usborne Beginners) by Lucy Bowman
Who is in the Egg? By Alexandra Milton
Little Explorers: Science by Templar Books
Welcome to our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere by Moira Butterfield
Britannica: First Big Book of Why? by Sally Symes
Jaws, Claws and Things with Wings by Valerie Bloom
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree by F. Waters and F. Preston Gannon
Inspiring Poems for Amazing Kids by Jolly Jester