Phonics is taught daily in EYFS and Year 1 following the Letters and Sounds programme. From Year 2 onwards, this is replaced with a spelling scheme. Interventions are provided to those children in other year groups who still benefit from support with their phonics.
Towards the end of Year 1, children take a Phonics Screening Test consisting of 40 decodable real and alien words. Children have an opportunity to retake this test in Year 2.
Current Year 1 pupils (2020-21 academic year) will take their Phonics Screening Test formally in December 2021. We assess all children in EYFS and Year 1 each term to ensure they are working at the right level. We may send home activities for you to do with your child to support their phonics.
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Ask your child's teacher which phase your child should practise.