Year 1 (and Year 2 resit) Phonics Screening Test

In June, Year one children have to sit the phonics screening reading test.  The test assesses your child's phonetic knowledge.  They sit a reading test with a member of our teaching staff and read 40 words using their phonetic knowledge.  The test is a combination of real words (e.g; blot, brick) and nonsense words (eg: blat, bruck.)

The national expectation has been 32 in recent years but that may change.  

We report whether your child has achieved the national standard or not in their annual progress report in July.  All children who do not reach the required national standard have to resit the test at the end of Year 2.

The attached video and test materials provides further information and example of what the test may look like.

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