Please find below our non-negotiables for Year 1, these are objectives that all children are expected to know by the end of year 1:
Year 1 Phonics Screening Tests.
Here you will find some video’s to help support your child at home prior to the Year 1 statutory Phonics screening tests.
The videos you will find here include:
What is the Phonics Screening Test?
This video gives information to explain what the test is and how it works. Information provided in this video was sourced from www.twinkl.co.uk.
What are the Phonics Sounds?
This video shares the graphemes/phonemes and rhymes we use here at Newdale Primary to help the children to remember each sound. As a school we use the Read, Write, Inc. approach which is included in the video. More detailed information provided about the Read, Write, Inc. programme and information for parents about phonics can be found at http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/.
What happens during the Phonics Screening?
This video shows an example of how the screening test is carried out. Each child will sit the test individually. It is not a timed test, so the children will be allowed a comfort break as required. The example test shown in the video is an archive test from the DfE.
This video shares a selection of split digraph words (otherwise known as ‘magic e’ words) being decoded by children. This is often one of the aspects that the children find most challenging and is worth revising frequently. It demonstrates how the silent ‘e’ at the end of the word changes the medial vowel sound.
We hope that you have found these videos useful in supporting your child at home. If you have any other questions about the tests, please do speak to your child’s class teacher who will be happy to provide you with more information.