At our school we expected that a child in reception should recognise and read all of their set 1 sounds, read some CVC words and to hear the blends of set 1 sounds by their first term in reception.
Each term we expected children to learn and recognise a section of new sounds to continue to blend sounds together to read a selection of unfamiliar words. Children are also expected to recall sight vocabulary.
All children are listened to daily using story books and games, some children have extra support from adults in class to close the gap and work in smaller groups
Small support groups are given to our SEND groups of children to help then to close the gap and succeed in reading, the curriculum is broken into smaller chunks which are easier for them to access. Game based activities are given to gain enjoyment, confidence and engagement in an area that they may fine tricky.