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Y1 Phonics screening check   

Every Year 1 child in the country will be taking the statutory phonics screening check in June.

The focus of the check is to ensure that all children can read by the end of Year 2.

The check is very similar to tasks the children already complete during phonics lessons and it will be done with the class teacher.

The check will take 4 to 9 minutes to complete and will consist of 20 real words and 20 non-words. 

Children will be told if the word is a real or ‘alien’ word, with a corresponding alien image.        





Examples of real or ‘alien’ words

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