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St Margaret's C of E Primary School

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In phonics we follow the scheme Letters and Sounds.


Reception we learn phase 1, 2, 3 and 4.


Year 1 we recap all phases learnt in Reception and then we learn phase 5. In Year 1 we have the phonic screening check which takes place in June. The children spend all year learning their sounds that will prepare them for this. We also complete practise ones throughout the year so the children are fully aware of alien/nonsense and real words that come upon the test as well as used to the structure of the test. 



In all phases of Phonics there are High Frequency Words sometime called Tricky Words that the children need to read by sight. Please practise these regularly to help improve your child's reading and writing.


Year 1 have Common Exception Words which they also need to be able to read and write by the end of the year.