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Phonics information

Statutory Phonics Assessments

Towards the end of Year 1 all children will complete the Phonic Screening Assessment. This is a statutory assessment that will be carried out by teaching staff at school. The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify pupils who need extra help to improve their decoding skills. The check consists of 20 real words and 20 pseudo-words that pupils read aloud to the check administrator. Children who do not meet the phonic screening assessment threshold in year 1 will have the opportunity to repeat this assessment in Year 2. Outcomes of this test will be reported to you through your child’s end of year report.

Teaching Phonics

At St George's we use 'Letters and Sounds' alongside 'Monster Phonics' to teach high quality phonics to the children. However, we are currently investing in the highly successful scheme 'Read, Write Inc.'

More details will follow.

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