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Assessment in Year 1

Year 1 Reading

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Responds speedily with the correct sound to graphemes for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes
  • Reads accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words and discusses meaning
  • Reads all the common exception words in Appendix 1
  • Reads aloud accurately books that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge
  • Self corrects when reading aloud to maintain sense
  • Reads aloud with some intonation and expression
  • Understands both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by checking that the text makes sense to them
  • Understands both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • Understands both the books they can already read and those they listen to by discussing the significance of the events or information
  • Makes simple inferences about characters and events
  • Develops pleasure in reading, motivation to read and understanding by listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non- fiction limked to own experiences, background information and vocabulary provided

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Reads accurately words with contractions
  • Reads words with common suffixes, with support to build on root words: s, es, ing, ed, er
  • Joins in with predictable and repetitive phrases when listening to stories and poems
  • Understands how texts can be structured and sequenced in different ways, through repetition of events and layout, for example
  • Retells some familiar stories
  • Knows some poems by heart
  • Exercises choice in selecting books themselves for pleasure

 

Year 1 Writing

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Forms many lower-case and capital letters correctly, starting and finishing in the right place
  • Separates words with even spaces consistently
  • Spells words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught
  • Uses the suffixes -s, -es, -ing, -ed, -er and -est correctly
  • Uses the prefix un- correctly
  • Recognises and names the letters of the alphabet
  • Uses capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences
  • Sequences sentences to form short compositions, using some adjectives
  • Re-reads what has been written to check that it makes sense, making simple changes
  • Extends sentences by joining clauses with 'and', 'but' and 'so', for example
  • Writes from memory simple sentences dictated to them that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Sounds and blends unfamiliar words using the phonic knowledge and rules that have already been learnt
  • Spells most common exception words in the Year 1 list, and days of the week
  • Uses the grammar terminology for Year 1 in Appendix 2 when writing is discussed
  • Uses some of the features of standard English in their writing
  • Demonstrates the skills and processes essential to writing by thinking aloud as they collect ideas, sequence the ideas, draft and edit to check that the writing makes sense

 

Year 1 Mathematics

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Count to and across 100 beginning with 0 or one, or from any given number
  • Count backwards to 100 from any given number
  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals
  • Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens
  • Given a number, identify one more or one less
  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object or shape
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for length and height
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass and weight
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for capacity and volume
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for time
  • Tell the time to the hour and draws the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • Tell the time to half past the hour and draws the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • Recognise and name common 2D shapes e.g. rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles
  • Recognise and name common 3D shapes e.g. cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Add and subtract one-digit numbers to 20, including zero
  • Solve one-step problems involving multiplication, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher
  • Solve one-step problems involving division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher
  • Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of a quantity
  • Recognise, find and name one quarter as one of four equal parts of a quantity
  • Recognise, find and name one quarter as one of four equal parts of an object or shape
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