Phonics Screening Check
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
YEAR 1 SCREENING CHECK - JUNE 2017
The phonic screening check is a statutory assessment for all children in Year 1.
It will take place week beginning 12th June 2017.
It comprises of a list of 40 words (20 real and 20 pseudo (not real) words).
The expectation from the Government is that pupils should achieve the ‘expected standard’ in phonics by the end of Year 1.The pass mark was 32 or above in 2016.
The check will take up to ten minutes per pupil and will be conducted by the child’s class teacher.
Children who do not achieve the expected level at the end of Year 1 must retake the check in Year 2.
- In 2012 50% of our children reached the expected level compared to a national average of 58%. In 2013 50% of our children achieved the expected level compared with the National level of 69%. In 2014 71% of our children reached the expected level compared with the National level of 74%. In 2015 80% of our children reached the expected level compared with the National level of 77%. In 2016 84% of our children reached the expected level compared with the National level of 81%.
- As the results above show, Alston has now exceeded National expectations and we will continue this good work.
- Support has already been put in place to assist all our pupils to achieve their best outcomes.
- Alston Primary School will report the result of your child’s score out of 40 along with the % of children who have reached the expected level. This must be reported to you by the end of the summer term hopefully by the second week in July.