Phonics

As a school we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics. This is supported by Jolly Phonics.

Year 1 phonics screening 2016

Description of the Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a new, statutory assessment for all children in Year 1. It is designed to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard.

The phonics screening check comprises a list of 40 words that the children read one-to-one with a teacher. The list is a combination of real and pseudo-words. Using pseudo-words allows the assessment to focus purely on decoding using phonics.