Phonics workshop – Tuesday 22nd September - Year 1 and Year 2

Phonics workshop – Tuesday 21st September -  Year 1 and Year 2


Do you want to know more about the government's statutory phonics screening test your children will take this year?

Would you like to be able to better support your child’s phonics at home?

Would you like to know how we teach phonics at school, and why it is so important?


As you are no doubt aware, children in Year 1, throughout the country, normally take part in a government phonics screening check in June each year.  Due to Coronavirus this did not happen.  Children in Year 2 will now be required to take the test at the end of the autumn term and, if they do not achieve the required pass mark (32/40 for all previous years so far), they will be required to retake it again in June 2022.  Our Year 1 children will also all take the government screening test in June 2022.


We hold an information session/workshop in school for Parents/Carers to explain this further, to let you know how you can support your children and to answer any questions you may have. The resources for this are below.  Lat year, we also produced a Loom link to a video presentation (30 minutes, which you can pause/re-play at your leisure) by Mrs Jochacy (our Phonics lead).


Our long term teaching plan for phonics and spelling can be found here:


We would urge as many of you as possible to view this Loom 'Workshop' so that you are best able to support your children.  Just click on the link below to view it.  You can watch it as many times as you want.


Following this, should you have any questions, please contact your child’s class teacher via the class email, or Mrs Jochacy (our Phonics Lead) at The slides, Loom and resources will all also be available via the ‘Parent Workshops’ tab on the school website.

Thank you so much for your continued support.


Loom video link: 


Additional resources linked to Letters and Sounds

Youtube video links:  

A typical phonics lesson structure (10 mins) words with segmenting (sounding out) and blending for reading (4 mins)
CVCC words being taught in class (reading) (3mins 30 seconds)
CVCC words being taught for segmenting in preparation for spelling (and writing) (4 mins 46 seconds)