Tag Archives: Year 1 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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100% success in the Y1 Phonics Check – what are the secret ingredients?

Recent results of the Year 1 Phonics Check show that schools in deprived communities can do as well, if not better than schools in leafy suburbs.  Take St George’s, a School in Wandsworth, which just reported 100% success in the […]

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Explanation of the Year 1 Phonics check by Elizabeth Nonweiler

Thank you Elizabeth Nonweiler for this clearly explained power point presentation about the Year 1 Phonics Check: http://www.nonweiler.demon.co.uk/Y1_Phonics_Check.pdf

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Year 1 phonics screening check 2015 – FAQs

Soon the Year 1 phonics screening check will take place. Here are some answers to questions that parents, carers and teachers may have about the check: 1. When will the screening check take place? The screening check will take place […]

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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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