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Phonics Screening Check

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS     YEAR 1 SCREENING CHECK - JUNE 2017 

  • The phonics screening check is a statutory assessment for all children in Year 1.
  • It will take place week starting 12th June 2017.
  • It comprises of a list of 40 words (20 real and 20 nonsense).
  • Expectations from the Government is that pupils should achieve up to 32 out of 40 to reach the expected level.
  • The check will take about ten minutes per pupil and will be conducted by the class teachers.
  • Children who do not achieve the expected level at the end of Year 1 must be considered for a retake in Year
  • We will report the result of your child’s score out of 40 along with the % of children who have reached the expected level.  This must be reported to you by the end of the summer term hopefully by the second week in July.

    PHONICS SCREENING CHECK  - THINGS THAT WILL HELP YOUR CHILD READ
  • Let your child see you read and read to them
  • Tell your child about interesting things that you have read in newspapers, magazines and books.
  • Visit the local library.
  • Visit bookshops.
  • Sit with your child every night and engage with them in their reading. Please make comments in their reading record book to assist the teachers.
  • Discuss with them about what they have read in the book.
  • Ask them to retell the story.
  • Talk about interesting words and identify words or interesting phrases that they might use in their writing.
  • Occasionally ask them to write the sequence of the story and identify characters.