Miss Farmer, Mrs Ellis, Mrs Howlett & Mrs Beskin


Children are split into groups depending on which Phase they are in, please ask your child who they have for Phonics. Here are the sounds/ rules we have been learning this week:

Year 1s will be tested in June, here are some examples of the expectation


Mrs Ducksbury: s, a, t, p.

Miss Farmer: y, z, zz.

Mrs Rayner: vowels and consonants, ai, ee.

Mrs Bentley: short and long oo sound.

Mrs Howlett/ Mrs Wright: alternate pronunciation of ‘o’ and ‘u’.

Mrs Ellis/ Mrs Beskin: alternate ‘i’ sounds.


These are the sounds that all the children should know;

By the end of Year 1 all pupils should know all of these sounds.  They should be able to decode and blend sounds to read and write words that use all of the sounds included on the mats above.

Example of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test (Pupils in Year 1 are tested in June); Phonics Screening Example


By the end of Year 2 it is expected that children are on a gold level book. Here is an example of the types of texts children are expected to read and the different styles of questions they will be asked when tested.https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials#key-stage-1-past-papers

Helpful information

There are many expectations to fulfil in Year 1 and Year 2, below are the standards that the pupils should meet by the end of the year.

Example of our cursive handwriting can be found on this link: Cursive Handwriting


Children will no longer have a weekly test as they are doing Spellings in their Phonics lessons daily where they are assessed. To help your child at home please go through the common exception words with them, there are many tricky words on the list that often do not follow rules so it will be worthwhile practicing these regularly.

Support for spelling https://www.spellzone.com/pages/contents.cfm


Useful Resources