Reception Non-Negotiable Targets




  • Secure at phase 3.
  • Read some common irregular words.
Patterns and Rhymes
  • Identify rhymes and alliteration
  • Join in with rhyming patterns
Comprehension and Understanding
  • Read and understand simple sentences.
  • Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
Prediction, Inference and deduction

Intonation and expression

  • Make basic predictions
Grammatical Features
  • Identify start and end of a sentence.  


Sentence and text structure
  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
  • Write own name correctly.
  • Use capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences.
  • Clearly demarcated sentences.
  • Correct grip.
  • Write name with lower and upper case.
  • Correct letter formation for familiar words.
  • Can spell up to phase 3 High frequency and tricky words.


Counting and ordering Count reliably to 20

Order number 1-20

Numbers and more/less Say 1 more/ 1 less to 20
Calculations (addition/ subtraction) Add and subtract 2 single digit numbers
Fractions and Percentages Can share objects, shapes and quantities by sorting or cutting into halves.
Time Use language of day, week.