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Phonics screening in year 1

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This short film will tell you a bit more about the phonics screening test. If you have any questions please get in touch with us.

The Year 1 team self-portraits

Phonics Daily Speed sounds

Please note that following Mrs Willows' assessment your child may have changed colour group. Their phonics group matches the colour of the phonics reading books in their home learning pack.

The daily speed sounds may be repeats of what your child has learnt before. The sounds chosen reflect what most children in the colour group needed to practise again from the information provided in the assessments. 

If you're isolating at home have a look at this document

Top Spelling Tips


The boys and girls have really enjoyed practising their spellings this week. Each Monday, the new spellings are handed out in their spelling books and they can practise these at home on any available paper you have. Here are some ideas on what to do.


#1 Rainbow writing

Get out your crayons, colouring pencils or felt pens and copy them out with as many colours as you can! Write them different sizes for extra effect.


On On On On On On On


It's simple and the children really enjoy it!


#2 Laser lock camera


Write the word out for them. They look really hard (laser lock), take a picture in their mind and close their eyes. Ask them if they can see the word with their eyes closed. Ask them to repeat until they can picture the word. When they think they are ready, get them to write it without copying.




Contact your class teacher!

If you're stuck with your work or you want to tell us how well you're getting on you can email us!

Some more really useful websites :)


http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html - Forest Phonics - Forest Phonics is a spelling game where you can select the phonemes you want to focus on.

https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/ - Short Vowel Word Machines - Can you read the three letter (CVC) words on these animated word machines?

https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-classic/-  Starfall - Learn to Read - A good learning to read site. There are good quality games and animated stories which children can interact with. The children can click on words to see what they say. Excellent for learning the sounds the letters make



















Remember you can keep learning at home...


You can log on to Purple Mash and send work to your teacher too! We have set lots of activities for you to have a go at. We love looking at your work once you have finished! smiley If you finish all these activities, you could choose some of your own to do!