Phonics at The Meadows
Phonics in Key Stage 1
At the Meadows, a huge emphasis is placed on phonics in Key Stage 1 in order to improve, reading, writing and spelling. Below you can see which order phonics is taught in and by which year groups:
Reception - phase 1, 2 and 3
Year 1 - recap of phase 3 and teaching phase 4 and 5
Year 2 - recap on phase 5 and teaching of phase 6
Overview of Letters and Sounds
Below is a chart showing the order that children will be taught phonics at the Meadows.
Recap on all previous sounds.
Phoneme: the smallest unit of sounds which make up a complete word
Grapheme: a letter or group of letters representing a sound
Tricky word: words which can not be sounded out
Initial/ final consonant blends: first/last sound in word
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
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