Year 1 Screening Check. Wednesday 8 th May 2013. Aims. To know the context and background for the Y1 screening check To be familiar with the structure and content of the test. What is phonics?.
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Wednesday 8th May 2013
The Government recognises that ambitions for the phonics check are more challenging than the current trajectory towards reading at the end of Year 2. But we make no apology for being ambitious about securing high standards in the teaching of reading. We believe that if children get the fundamental skill of reading using phonics right early on it will give them a flying start and allow them to move quickly to reading books for themselves and achieving even more in the future.
‘…all children have the chance to follow an enriching curriculum by getting them reading early. That means supporting the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics and introducing a simple reading check at age six to guarantee that children have mastered the basic skills of early reading and also ensure we can identify those with learning difficulties’ (White Paper)
By the end of Year 1 children should be able to:
Administration- Taking place during the week beginning 17th June.- Each child will take the screening test on their own with their class teacher.- The children will not be aware that they are being tested.
Re-takes are to be done in June of Y2
Parents must be informed whether their child has reached the standard required (passed!)
Look also at the children’s reading level, not just their phonics test result.