At Vernon Primary School phonics is carefully planned and assessed using the recommended Government programme, ‘Letters and Sounds’. Every child’s progress is tracked and monitored to ensure learning is focused and correctly matched to their needs. Through short, focused sessions the children have great fun learning effective strategies to help them read and spell words.

In the Autumn term, the staff delivered an 'Early Reading Presentation' with a focus on phonics. Please find the presentation and the phonics handout attached below. 

Phonics Presentation.pdf

Phoncis Handout.pdf


Phonics Activities

To support your child with their phonic and reading development try some of the games below!


Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It identifies the children who need extra help so they are given support by school to improve their reading skills. They are then able to retake the check so that the school can track children until they are able to decode.

The screening check is for all Year 1 pupils in maintained schools, academies and Free Schools - and for children in Year 2 who previously did not meet the standard of the check.

It is a statutory requirement for all schools to carry out the phonics screening check.

We will publish the phonics league table when it becomes available.