IMPORTANT NOTICE- PHONICS TEST 2020
FOR OLD YEAR ONE PUPILS ( WHO WILL BE YEAR TWO FROM SEPTEMBER 2020)
The Government has announced that The 2020 Phonics Test for Current Year One Pupils ( who will be in Year Two in September) will take place in November of the Autumn Term ( Autumn 2.) It was due to take place in the Summer Term but due to COVID was called off and has now been rescheduled for this time.Please ensure that you practice your Phonics over the holiday using the packs I have previously given you. You can also use Active Learn, Phonics Play and lots more resources to practice your Phonics. Lots of resources can be found under The Phonics Resources in The Daily Maths and English sublink section of the class page or by clicking on the link below.
Please practice Reading and Phonics daily with your child over the holidays, where you can, because we want them to be so ready for The Phonics Screening Check in November and I know they will all do brilliantly!
Have a wonderful Summer,
Many Thanks and Kind Regards,
Important Phonics Information and Resources For New Year One Pupils ( who will be Year One from September 2020)
Dear Parents / Carers of Year One from September 2020,
In June 2021 the children from Year 1 will take the Phonics Screening Check. The Phonics Screening Check is a short, light-touch assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. Each child will have to read 40 words on the test, 20 of which are alien words and 20 of which are real/ fake or ‘alien’ words. The words are designed to test the children’s reading and phonic ability. The test will also identify the children who need extra help so they are given support by their school to improve their reading skills.
To help your child prepare for The Phonics Test I have sent home a pack of different sounds and words for your child to read and practice over the holidays. These are being posted to your addresses over the next week by the office staff so please look out for them! During the Summer holidays and in the months coming up to the Phonics screening it is really important that you practice the Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds regularly with your child. A reading pack has been included with this letter which contains example words for your child to read that contain the different sounds. It is vital that the children continue to practice their phonics over the summer break and it will help your child greatly for when they come to do the test next year.
I have also included a digital or online version of the pack I have sent you. Below this text you will find document links for both my letter and the Phase 2 and Phase 3 Reading sheets which you can print at home from your computer and reuse as much as you like! If you have any questions or are unsure about anything to do with the Phonics Screening or the Phonics pack just come and speak to me anytime.
Miss C. Murphy
(Year 1 class teacher)