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Trinity Anglican Methodist

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Phonics and Spelling

Phonics screener check

Year 1 pupils are required to take part in a phonics screener check to measure their understanding of phonics. This is a national check that all children in England are required to complete. All pupils are monitored throughout the year and parents/carers are informed about how their child is achieving throughout the year. The check combines a mixture of real and pseudo (nonsense) words which the children have to decode (read). The check takes place at the end of Year One.


Please use the link below to see the materials used in the Phonic Screener Check. These are adapted each year.


At Trinity, we follow the National Curriculum Spelling progression for Year 1 – Year 6. Primarily, we use a 'phonics first' approach to spelling and build on the phonics taught in EYFS and KS1. Across both key stages, spelling is taught as a discrete lesson where rules and patterns are explored. the children will develop their understanding of the various rules through an investigative and problem solving approach.


In addition to this, spelling forms part of the weekly home learning for all pupils and the progress children make is tracked rigorously.



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