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Year 1 Phonics Screening information

During June each year, children all over the UK will be taking a reading exercise called the phonics screening. This test consists of 40 words; 20 real words and 20 'nonsense' or 'alien' words which children use their phonics to read. Below is some more information about how the check is taken and how you can support your child at home in preparation. 

Information for Parents: The Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. Parents can watch our short video to find out what happens during the check and why it's useful. - - - Did you like this video?