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Statutory Phonics Screening Check

The children will be sitting the Statutory Phonics Screening Check. It will take place during the week of 12-16 June 2017It is essential your child is in school this week and that no holidays are booked for this period.


The phonics screening check is a short, simple assessment to make sure that all pupils have learned phonic decoding to an appropriate standard by the age of 6. All year 1 pupils in maintained schools, academies and free schools must complete the check.


The phonics check will help teachers identify the children who need extra help so they can receive the support they need to improve their reading skills. These children will then be able to retake the check in year 2.


The check comprises a list of 40 words and non-words which the child will read one-to-one with their class teacher.



  • Let your child see you read and read to them
  • Tell your child about interesting things that you have read in newspapers, magazines and books.
  • Visit the local library.
  • Visit bookshops.
  • Sit with your child every night and engage with them in their reading. Please make comments in their reading record book to assist the teachers.
  • Discuss with them about what they have read in the book.
  • Ask them to retell the story.
  • Talk about interesting words and identify words or interesting phrases that they might use in their writing.
  • Occasionally ask them to write the sequence of the story and identify characters.


Below are some links to online interactive games that you can play with your child. These are games with which they will already be familiar as we use them in our phonics lessons.

Sorry parents, this is a bit of a rude version of LOOK, READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK! Following on from the well-known method of learning spellings, this game can be used to practise high frequency words and tricky words. Check out the view from each toilet cubicle and spot which country you're in. Don't forget to flush and wash your hands after you've been to the toilet! Sorry, this is not a tablet-friendly game. wink
You will need your sound turned up for this game. Listen carefully to the word and find the correct egg. Try this for different phonemes.
Phonics Play: Some of the areas on this website require a password but games such as Buried Treasure and Obb & Bob are accessible from home.
A game from the BBC. Try Medium or Hard or Really Hard levels! This is another game that requires the sound turned up. Sadly is requires flash so is not tablet friendly. Can you recover the treasure from the treasure chest?
Click on the picture link to access a phonics dictionary which has a bank of words for each phoneme that include sound buttons to help your child read. See if they can think of any other words with this phoneme which could be added.