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Phonics Information for Parents

Phonics Year One


In Year One the children continue their Phonics journey. In EYFS (Reception) they will have learnt the Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds.

In Year One we recap Phase 3 and teach Phase 4 and Phase 5 (alternative graphemes, alternative pronounciations and alternative spellings).  

There are many ways that you can support your child with their Phonics acquisition: 

1. Hear your child read lots at home (at least 5 days a week)

2. Practise the sounds they have been taught regularly at home (e.g. flashcards and sound mat games)

3. Play games with phonics

See the Phonics website page for more suggestions/ useful links: 

Phonics Screening Check 

In Year One all the children take part in the Phonics Screening Check. This is usually in the month of June. The Phonics Screening Check tests their phonic knowledge by getting the children to read a range of real and alien words. 

Phonics Homework: 

To help the children get used to the Phonics Screening Check they can use this help sheet and game. 

Phonics Information Sessions 

Each year we provide parent sessions for Year One parents to learn about Phonics and how to support their children at home. 


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