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Structured Literacy Year 1-6 2022

  • Posted on: 19 February 2022
  • By: BonnieDalton

Stages 1-4 (After 2 Terms)
Identify syllables in words.
Identify phonemes in words.
Blend and segment (break sounds up) in single-syllable CVC words e.g. cat / mat.
Identify and produce rhyme.
Learn the ‘simple alphabetic code’ (26 sounds of the alphabet - one letter, one sound) and letter names:
Consonants: m s f p t c b h n d g l v y r z j k w (plus qu – two letters, two sounds, x – one letter, two sounds)
Short vowels: a i o e u.
Say the sound for both upper- and lower-case letters
Decode CVC words (read consonant - vowel - consonant words) using knowledge of the simple code.
Read Stages 1-4 Heart words.
Use decoding skills, knowledge of heart words and punctuation to read decodable texts and demonstrate literal comprehension.
Writing - Spelling
Encode CVC words to spell with accuracy using knowledge of Stages 1-4 phoneme-grapheme correspondences.
Writing -
Form upper-case and lower-case letters.
Learn the starting point and direction for each letter.
Learn a tripod pencil grip.
Develop a writing posture/position – feet flat on the floor, sitting in a chair at a table, paper on table straight in front etc.
Full stops (reading & writing)
Capital letters (reading & writing)
Commas, exclamation marks, question marks (reading)

Stages +4, 5, 6 (Year 1)
Segment words with adjacent consonants (consonants next to each other - CCVC, CVCC, CCVCC etc).
Manipulate phonemes (addition, deletion, and substitution) to make new words.
Identify syllables in words.
Decode words with adjacent consonants (CVCC, CCVC, CCVCC words).
Learn the ‘extended alphabetic code’ (two letters, one sound): -
Double letters: ll ss ff
Consonant digraphs: ck sh ch th ng wh ph (plus tch).
Decode words using knowledge of Stages 1-6 phoneme grapheme correspondences (the extended code).
Read Stages +4, 5, 6 Heart words.
Decode compound and two-syllable words.
Use decoding skills, knowledge of heart words and punctuation to read decodable texts with fluency (speed, accuracy, prosody/intonation) and demonstrate literal comprehension.
Writing - Spelling
Segment CVC, CCVC, CVCC and CCVCC words to spell with accuracy.
Recall taught consonant digraph PGCs including common double letters (two letters to one sound correspondence) to encode with accuracy.
Segment to spell compound and two-syllable words with accuracy.
Learn the suffix -s (when it makes no changes to the base word) in both nouns (plural words) and verbs. Making both the /s/ and /z/ sounds.
Writing -
Use a tripod pencil grip to write non-joined letters.
Know the starting point and direction for each letter.
Improve legibility and achieve consistent sizing of letters.
Question marks (reading & writing)
Exclamation marks (reading & writing)
Possessive apostrophe (reading & writing)

Little Learners Love Literacy® Sequence
Stage 7 Units 1-4 (Year 2)
Segment multisyllabic words (break up words with more than one syllable).
Manipulate phonemes (addition, deletion, and substitution of sounds) to make new words e.g. pip / pop / top.
Identify syllables in words.
Identify all 44 English phonemes (consonants, short & long vowels - long vowels say their name).
Blend and segment words with the schwa phoneme - makes an ‘u’ sound. (Examples of a schwa: a: balloon)
Decode words with alternative spellings & alternative pronunciations (the complex code):
Alternative spellings for long vowels: /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /ou/, /oi/, /oo/, /oo/ and /yoo/
Alternative spellings for r-controlled vowels: /ar/, /or/, /er/, /air/
Alternative spellings for consonants /r/, /m/, /n/, /s/, /j/, /k/ -
Alternative pronunciation of g and c (‘soft g’ and ‘soft c’) after e, y or i.
Read Stage 7 Heart words.
Recognise and comprehend synonyms and antonyms
Read decodable texts fluently and demonstrate literal comprehension.
Writing - Spelling
Segment to spell some polysyllabic words (including encoding the schwa sound).
Segment words that include split vowel digraphs.
Utilise knowledge of alternative graphemes and English orthography to recall the correct spelling of a sound in a word.
Recognise homophones.
Identify some suffixes and apply some of their associated spelling rules when the base word is changed.
The suffixes -s, -ing (verbs) and -er (nouns and comparative adjectives) including rules for doubling consonant letters and dropping the e.
Writing -
Write upper- and lower-case letters legibly.
Using an appropriate pencil grip and body position to write.
Contractions (reading & writing).

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