Year 1 Statutory Assessment


Phonics Screening Check


The Phonics Screening Check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. Using this assessment, as well as our daily observations through phonics sessions, we provide targeted support for children where it is needed. 

This year, the Phonics Screening Test will take place during the week commencing 10th June 2024. Your child will sit with a teacher they know, and be asked to read 40 words aloud. The check is completed in a very relaxed environment and children are not put under any pressure. Children are used to sitting and reading 1:1 with an adult and this is an enjoyable activity, taking no more than ten minutes. 

The results of your child's check will be shared with you as part of their annual report in the Summer Term. If you have any questions about the check, please don't hesitate to contact one of the Year 1 team. 

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