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Children complete a word-reading at the end of Year 1 so that parents can be confident their children are being taught to read successfully.
Children read 40 words. It takes between two and five minutes. Some of these words will be alien words (not real words) and will require children to use their grapheme knowledge to decode (read) them. The other half will be decodable, real words from Phase 3-5.
If they do not manage to read 32 of the words, they are given extra support, and repeat the at the end of Year 2.
The 'pass' mark of 32 is subject to change by the government and schools will be notified some time in June of this figure.
All children at Margaret Wix will be supported to learn using the Little Wandle Programme.
Year 1 will take the during the Summer Term - Week commencing .
For a full list of the graphemes and tricky words that your child will learn in Reception and Year 1
For a glossary of Phonics terminology
For videos to support pronunciation
Videos to support what ‘Alien Words’ are
Websites for Phonics games:
Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Phonic Bloom - https://www.phonicsbloom.com/