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Phonics is a vital strategy that we use to teach the children to read and write.


In Year one children take part in a phonics screening test which will take place in June. 


The phonics screening check is a short, light-touch assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It helps us to identify the children who need extra help so they are given support to improve their reading and writing skills.


At Marshfield we follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme as a guide for planning. The progression can be seen below. The children need to know all these letter groups by sound and be able to blend words containing them. 


Please practice these at home with your child to support writing and reading progress.

Phonic mats are available for children to take home to support blending and segmenting. Please ask a member of Rabbits staff if you wish to use phonic mats at home.

If you need additional support to use phonic mats we are more than welcome to help our supportive parents/carers. 




Here are some really useful websites: