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Year 1 phonics screening check

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check


The statutory Year 1 Phonics Screening Check which will take place during the week 7th—11th June 2021 Please ensure that your child is in school during this week.


The check is a list of 40 words which children will read one-to-one with Mrs Jackson, deputy headteacher.  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’.
  • For the Department for Education Parents and Carers Information on the Year One phonics screening check click here.