Each year, all children in Year 1, in all schools, must take the phonics screening check. Some children in Year 2 are also required to take the screening check either because they did not take it in Year 1 or because their Year 1 score did not meet the required standard.
The check usually happens in June each year.
The check will be kept as low key and comfortable as possible for the children and will provide important information about their early reading development.
We hold a meeting to explain the basics of the screening check before it happens so please look out for the date. At the meeting we will show you examples of the kinds of words your child will need to read and give examples of how you can support your child at home before the screening takes place.
For more information the following link will take you to a website which explains things in more detail:
Supporting your child at home
Below is a link to an excellent video which explains clearly and simply how to support your children in learning to read with phonics. The website (parent section) has lots of advice in the form of video and animation and also you can access lots of free ebooks to help with reading at home!