Kingsway Primary School

Kingsway Primary School

National Phonics Screening Check

National Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a statutory assessment for year 1 pupils (typically aged 6) that confirms whether they have met the expected standard in phonics decoding.

The test assesses children's ability to decode real and made up words using their phonics skills.

It takes place one-to-one with a teacher.  The aim of the screening is to identify children who would benefit from additional support to catch up with their peers at this important early stage.

At Kingsway, we strive to ensure all children leave year one having passed their phonics screening test.  Any child who does not pass the assessment in year one, will be tested again during year two.

Click  to read a parent guide to the screening test

If you would like to support your child at home to practice for the test please use the following Virtual Classroom films: 

Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5
Lesson 6 Lesson 7 Lesson 8 Lesson 9

Lesson 10

Lesson 11 Lesson 12 Lesson 13 Lesson 14

Lesson 15

 If you would like any more information about the screening check please speak with your child's class teacher.