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Welcome back! 
 
On this page are some documents that should help you and your child throughout Year Two.
 
Year 2 Phonics Screening Check:
 
Children in Year 1 throughout the country take part in a phonics screening check during June. Due to Covid restrictions, the current Year 2 class missed their screening check. We will be doing the check in the Autumn Term, after half term. Please do not worry, as the children will not even realise that this is a 'test'. It will be completed as informally as possible with Miss Warn, and we will be practicing lots in class throughout the half term. 

The screening check is designed to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding and blending skills to the expected standard. The check contains 40 words including both real and nonsense words. The children will sit one-to-one with myself and will read each word aloud. They can read these words at their own pace.

How can I help at home?

  • Read as much as possible with your child.

  • If your child is finding a word difficult, help them by encouraging them to say each sound from left to right.

  • Blend the sounds by pointing to each one. E.g. ‘c’ in cat, ‘ee’ in been.

  • Discuss the meaning of the words if your child does not know what they have read.

Further information will be sent home nearer the time. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions about this check. I have attached a link to a previous screening check so you can get a feel for it!