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At the end of Reception children will be expected to:


  • read and understand simple sentences.
  • use their phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.
  • read some common irregular words.
  • demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.


  • use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.
  • write some irregular common words.
  • write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
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