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Year 2, 100% phonics success

Every pupil in Year 2 has met the government's phonics screening check standard. Nearly half (53 pupils) scored the maximum mark.


This means every pupil in Year 2 has caught-up with their early reading. Every pupil can match letters to sounds to decode and read words. This is an important milestone in a child's learning. Pupils who pass the phonics screening check usually go on to perform very well through primary school.


Thanks to all parents who practised reading at home. Year 2 teachers have worked hard this term to fill gaps and enable every child to succeed, including taking more time to teach phonics lessons in school.


Teachers will now change their timetables giving less time to phonics and more time to stretch pupils in other, higher, reading skills. 7 pupils just met the standard with a mark of 32 out of 40. They 'passed' but will have some extra help in school so that they become even better at matching letters and sounds.  


Pupils usually take the government's phonics screening check at the end of Year 1. This year, the phonics screening check was cancelled in June 2020. The government told all schools to check Year 2 pupils during the second half of this term.


Nationally, in 2019, 82% of Year 1 pupils met the expected standard in the phonics screening check. At Fielding, 97% (2019) and 100% (2018) pupils met the standard because we place high importance on matching letters to sounds.

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