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Year 2 Phonics Screening Check


Next half term the children in Year 2 will have to sit the Phonics Screening Check. 

This should have been administered in the Summer term of Year 1, but due to school closures as a result of the pandemic, the government have informed schools it must be administered to Year 2 children during Autumn term. 


What is the Phonics Screening Check?

The phonics screening check is a booklet containing 40 words. Some of the words are real, some are nonsense words. The Phonics Screening Check, checks the children know the sounds that have been taught and can read these sounds in both real and nonsense words. 


What can we do to help?

In school the children are receiving daily speed sound lessons, in which they are taught Set1, 2 and 3 speed sounds. The children have time to practise reading these sounds in words. This allows us to see how accurately the children are reading. 

We will continue to send home resources for the children to use at home. Please ensure your child is practising the sounds and words that are sent home. 

We have also added lots of resources onto our home learning folder. 


Take a look at the video below for more information smiley


Home reading books will be being sent home today! 🤩 


Your child will be sent home with a new home reading diary and reading book today. Children need to bring the diary and book into school everyday. This is so children can read their book during reading time and we can listen to their super reading. We’re very lucky to have some new books for Year 2 to enjoy and  will be encouraging the children to take good care of them. 

Books will be changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 


It is important that your child reads their book more than once to develop fluency and build confidence in reading. You may also see some questions to read and answer in the books, this is to support your child’s understanding of the book and help develop their comprehension. 

Happy reading! 📚 




It has been lovely 😊 welcoming all of the children back to school 🏫 today. Children that attended have been a credit to you all. We are very proud 🥰 of them!


Here are just a few reminders for you:

  • Please send your child in with a non fizzy drink that is clearly labelled as we can no longer provide water bottles in school. Please label 🏷 the bottle clearly with your child’s name. 
  • Fruit for morning break will be provided from Tuesday so please send in a healthy snack for your child. Please make sure they bring it with them in the morning. 😊
  • Children do not need to bring pencil cases into school 🏫 because we will provide them with their own resources to use in lessons.
  • PE for Year 2 will be on a Thursday. On that day, children should attend school in their PE kit. The kit should be suitable for outdoor PE.
  • Please make sure that all items of belongings are labelled with your child’s name so we can easily find missing items.
  • When you are collecting your children at 3.05pm, please queue at a safe distance to make dismissal more effective! 😉

    We are really looking forward to working with you and your children this year! 😃

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