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Phonics Screening at Year One and Year Two

The National phonics screening check is a statutory assessment that was introduced in 2012 to all Year One pupils and is a quick and easy check of your child's phonic knowledge.  It comprises of a list of 40 real words and nonsense words.  It will assess the phonic skills and knowledge learnt through Reception and Year One.  Your child will read one-to-one with their teacher.  Your child will read up to 4 words per page and the check will last approximately 10-15 minutes.  They will be asked to 'sound out' a word and blend the sounds together.  The check is very similar to tasks the children already complete during phonic lessons.  Below are some examples of previous years words.

Resources from the Phonic Screening Meeting