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Reading is a vital skill which helps children in all areas of their lives both at school and home. At Whitwell Primary School the children in Key Stage One follow the 'Read Write Inc.' phonics teaching program. This is a fun and simple way to introduce the phonic sounds and key words that they will encounter through their early reading experiences.


The children in Year One will take part in a phonics screening test in June. This will simply involve reading a list of words, some may be familiar to them and others will be made up or 'alien' words. This is to assess their phonic knowledge and understanding and is a National test.


The results of this test will be available when you receive your child's end of year report.