Mesty Croft Primary

Believe and Achieve



Notice Board




RWI - Rhymes for letter formation

Frequent questions asked my parents

RWI Letter for Parents

Articulation of Sounds (Phonemes)

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

Year 1 Phonics Screening


In 2012 the Government introduced the Year 1 Phonics screening.


What is the phonics screening check?


The phonics screening check is a quick check of your child’s ability to decode words using his or her phonics knowledge. It helps us to confirm whether your child has met the expected standard for a child at the end of Year 1.


The check is a statutory requirement for all children in Year 1 and takes place each year in the summer term. Children who did not take the check in Year 1, or who did not meet the expected standard, will take the check again at the end of Year 2.



How does the check work?


  • Your child will be asked to read 40 words aloud to a teacher who is known to him/her
  • Your child will have read some of the words before, whilst others will be completely new
  • The screen is a mixture of real and 'pseudo' words ('alien' or 'not real' words)
  • The check only takes a few minutes to complete and there is no time limit




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