Pupils will be assessed in year 1 using the ‘2020 Phonics Screening Check’ paper. This screening check will assess how well a child can use their understanding of phonics to decode real and nonsense (pseudo) words.
Find out about the Phonics Screening Check and how you can prepare you child
The pass mark for the 2020 Phonics Screening Check is 32 out of 40, meaning children need to correctly read out loud to their teacher at least 32 of the 40 words.
The upcoming phonics screening check is due to take place in June 2020 and will be available here once all schools have completed the check.
Past papers are a good way of showing you and your child the sort of words that they will be expected to read in their own Phonics Screening Check. It allows you to see the mix of real and nonsense words that were used in previous.
Try playing our online phonics games to practise children's phonics skills regularly.
Phonics Bloom is an interactive educational resource, providing phonics games for both the classroom and home.
We’re passionate, like-minded individuals who have dealt with phonics at teaching and/or parenting level and want nothing more than to see children’s reading and writing skills bloom through phonics education.