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1 Welcome to the Year One Phonics Assessment meeting Aims: To recap our School Phonics Program To re highlight the importance of teaching phonics To understand the format and importance of the Year One end of year Phonic Assessment Date

2 A quick reminder for us all Tricky vocabulary! Phoneme - Smallest segment of sound Grapheme - Written representation of the phoneme Digraph/ trigraph - Two/ three letters one sound Split vowel digraph (magic e) - vowel digraph is split with a consonant (made) Pseudo / Alien words - phonetically plausible word that is not a real word (shomp) Date

3 Jolly phonics in Reception Jolly phonics is a synthetic scheme for the teaching of letter sounds These sounds are the basic building blocks that can be both blended and segmented for reading and writing. As you know this scheme of phonics is not only very interactive but adapts itself for all types of learners and is also very effective for EAL and SEN learners due to its kinaesthetic, visual and auditory style.

4 What next? Letters and Sounds Progression from Jolly Phonics to Letters and Sounds Prepares children for full fluency in reading, writing and spelling by providing intensive practice in phonics Letters and Sounds - is still a systematic synthetic phonics system - SSP similar to Jolly Phonics/Read Write Inc but enables children to progress and apply their knowledge of sounds through reading and writing

5 Phonics teaching at St. Michaels Initial Assessment on entry to Year 1 Children assigned to one of twelve phonics groups according to their ability, led by both teachers and support staff Movement between groups is actively promoted to assist your child progression through the phases of learning

6 The different phases of Letters and Sounds Depending on their progress made in Reception, children will be assigned a phase to start their Year One phonic learning journey Most children will start between phases 2 and 4 Children will progress at their own pace

7 The different phases of Letters and Sounds Phase 2 - blends and segmentation of short words Phase 3 - digraphs and trigraphs introduced Phase 4 - revision and decoding of more complex word structure (CCVC - that) Phase 5 - exploring pronunciation of the same graphemes and different spellings of the same phonemes (oy/oi) Phase 6 - consolidates the child knowledge of a range of spelling strategies when used for writing

8 The 4 Part Lesson Plan Revisit - Recap last lessons sounds and words Teach - Introduce new phoneme/ grapheme Practice - consolidation Apply - using the phonemes/graphemes in their writing

9 Phonics and the test Remember that phonics is only one way of teaching children to decode, we use many other strategies at St Michael s Three years ago the government introduced a Phonics test for all Year 1 children In the test the children are asked to read a total of 40 words: 20 real words and 20 pseudo/alien words

10 How do we test? All children will be tested towards the end of Year One The children will experience a practice test to familiarise themselves with the format Children will be tested independently on their knowledge of the 40 words: 20 real words and 20 pseudo/alien words These results will be sent to the Local Authority and children who do not reach the pass mark will be reassessed in Year 2

11 What do you need to do at home? We cannot stress the importance of completing and monitoring your child s homework The phonic task is always related to the phonics taught that week. Reading regularly at home is vital.

12 Please don t worry your child about the importance of these tests as remember they are primarily for us to assist your child with their future learning Remember all children learn at their own speed and pace and consolidation is the key to progress Thank you for listening Any questions?

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