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Langford Village Academy

Year 1 phonics check

The Phonics Screening Check takes place in year 1, usually in June.  Children throughout the country will all take the test during the same week. If they are absent from school during that week, they will take it within the specified time frame. Children in year 2 will also take the check if they did not achieve the required outcome when in year 1 or if they have not taken the test before. 

The Phonics Screening Check is designed to allow schools to assess whether children have made expected progress within their phonics learning and have reached an appropriate standard.  It can help teachers to identify gaps in children’s phonics knowledge and gives the school a picture of where children may be excelling or requiring extra support.