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Phonics at The Meadows

Phonics in Key Stage 1

At the Meadows, a huge emphasis is placed on phonics in EYFS and Key Stage 1 in order to improve, reading, writing and spelling. The phonics programme used at The Meadows is called Little Wandle.


Phonics Screening Check

In year 1, children will sit a national Phonics Screening where the children have to read 20 real words and 20 ‘alien’ (pseudo) words. This is conducted in a very child-friendly way by the class teachers. At every parents evening you will be informed of your child’s progress in Phonics and at the end of Year 1 the school report will inform you if they have passed or not. If your child does not pass in Year 1 they will be given additional support throughout Year 2 to enable them to pass the next year. We hold a parents workshop on the Phonics Screening check during Spring term where you will gain further information on this.

Past phonic screening papers

Phonics screening check 2018

Phonics screening check 2017

Phonics screening check 2016

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