Phonics is an incredibly important part of your child’s learning, as it is the first stepping stone to enable your child to become areader. The teaching of phonics begins in Nursery, but this learning becomes more rigorous and structured in Reception and Year 1. In the Summer term of Year 1, the children complete a national phonics screening test to detemine your child’s ability to decode letters and sounds in order to read words. This is a very important checkpoint, as it assesses whether your child is meeting age related expectations in reading. We held a ‘Phonics Screening Workshop’ in October 2017, but if you were unable to attend please click here to view the powerpoint. We also provided you with resources to support your child’s phonic learning at home, but if you have mislaid your resources or would like them again, please click the links below. The weekly home learning includes a phonic activity, so it is very important that you have the resources below.

Phonics Scheme

We follow the Read, Write Inc. phonics programme throughout the school. For more information please visit

If you have any questions or queries regarding phonics or the screening, please see the Year 1 teachers as we will be more than happy to help.

Below is a list of websites that will help your child develop their knowledge of phonics.