What is the Phonics Screening Check?
The phonics screening check is a quick check of your child’s ability to decode words using only his or her phonic knowledge. The check is a statutory requirement and usually takes place in the summer term when children are in Year 1. It helps us to confirm whether your child has met the expected standard for a child at the end of Year 1.
Meeting the Expected Standard
In order for children to demonstrate that they have met the expected standard in phonic decoding, they had to score at least 32 marks out of a possible 40. Children who scored fewer than 32 marks are considered not to have met the expected standard in phonic decoding. Any child who has not met the expected standard will be given additional support in phonics to help them to improve and they are required to take the test again in Year 2.