Phonics is the most important part of child’s learning, as it helps to improve reading and writing skills. Phonics screening check is an informal test that happens at the end of year 1 where teacher checks if the child is going significant improvement in his/her phonics.
What is Phonics Screening Test?
Each child in England takes phonics screening test in Year 1. The test helps teachers identify how the child is progressing in phonics and where they need more improvement. This test checks if the children can sound and blend graphemes and diagraphs along with decoding of one-syllable and two-syllable words.
The Phonics Screening test consists of real words and pseudo/alien words. The pseudo-words are specially included in the test to check children phonics knowledge as sometimes children do memorize the real words.
How to prepare for Phonics Screening Test?
Firstly contact your child teacher and ask which areas he/she needs more help.
I highly recommend My Phonics Kit by Oxford Reading Tree. The pack is full of fun and engaging activities and tips to enhance support children phonics. It has helped my children a lot in past. Click to buy:
Also, do all the past papers. you can download them here.
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For extension work please check: One worksheet a day for Year 2