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At Willow Tree Primary School we use a scheme called Speedy Phonics which has been planned using the government approved Letters and Sounds scheme for teaching Phonics. To support our teaching of phonics we also use Jolly Phonics in Reception to help support our pupils learning. For more information click on the link below to take you to the Letters and Sounds page.

We also use other websites to support our Phonics teaching such as Jolly Phonics and  Phonics Play. Click on the links below for more information.

Phonics Sounds

If you are unsure how to say the phonics sounds, then watch this video below.

Year 1 Phonics Screening

A number of years ago the Government introduced the Year 1 Phonics screening. All children in Year 1 are given a phonics test, looking at the children’s ability to read phonemes and distinguish real words from non words. For more information on the Phonics Screening please click on the link below

For the academic year 2021/2022 the Phonics screening for Year 1 will take place during the week of 6th June 2022, Screening for year 2 will take place in December 2021.