Phonics screening check

The statutory Year 1 Phonics Screening Check takes place in June.  The check is a list of 40 words which children will read one -to-one with their class teacher. It will assess phonics skills and knowledge learned through Reception and Year 1. 
It will check that your child can: 
  • Sound out and blend graphemes in order to read simple words e.g. n-igh-t 
  • Read phonically decodable one-syllable and two-syllable words, e.g. cat, sand, windmill. 
  • Read a selection of nonsense words which are referred to as ‘pseudo words’. 
Parent information sessions will be held in the Spring Term.