What is the phonics screening check and how do I prepare for it?

The phonics screening check is a quick assessment of your child’s phonics knowledge. Children are presented with 20 words and 20 non-words and will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher. It helps schools make sure that your child is making sufficient progress with phonics skills to read words, and are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

 

When does it take place?

The Phonics screening check is for all year 1 pupils and takes place the week commencing 12 June 2017. read more