Tag Archives: phonics check

Should ‘alien words’ be part of the Year 1 Phonics Check?

It is that time of year again and the Year 1 Phonics Check is looming.  It will take place this year during the week commencing June 12th. There had been a lot of criticism about the check in general but […]

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NFER report on Y1 Phonics Check

Read here a short analysis by Debbie Hepplewhite of the recent NFER report on the Y1 Phonics Check: http://www.phonicsinternational.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=636

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The Great Phonics Check Debate

This week pupils in Y1 will undergo the phonics check.  Here are the two sides to the debate. http://www.phonicsinternational.com/screener_debate.pdf

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New Department for Education leaflet for parents about phonics

Thanks Susan Godsland of www.dyslexics.org.uk  for flagging up this new leafler for parents about teaching reading with phonics. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/learning-to-read-through-phonics-information-for-parents

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What are non-words and why they should be part of the Y1 Phonics Check

Non-words are nonsense words made up of the spellings (graphemes) a child has already been taught by Year 1. Words like ‘bip’, ‘steg’ or ‘shromp’.  Read more to find out why non-words should be in the Y1 Phonics Screening Check.

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