Phonics Screening Information
In June of Year 1, children complete a statutory phonics assessment called a Phonics Screening Check. This assessment checks whether children have learned to decode and blend words to the expected standard for their age. In the assessment, children read 40 words. These are split into 20 real words and 20 pseudo (nonsense) words.
The results of these assessments will be reported in the summer term as part of your child's school report. You will be told whether your child met or did not meet the expected standard. Those children who did not meet the expected standard will continue to work on their decoding and blending skills and will retake the test in Year 2.