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Guru Nanak
Multi Academy Trust

Phonics & Reading

At Nanaksar Primary School we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics programme, incorporating Jolly Phonics actions and jingles. Reading schemes include Jelly and Bean, Rigby Star and Collins Big Cat.

In Year 1, pupils take part in the Phonics Screening Check. This is a short, simple assessment to make sure that all pupils have learned phonic decoding to an appropriate standard by the age of 6. The check comprises a list of 40 words and non-words which the child will read one-to-one with a teacher. The phonics check will help teachers identify pupils who need additional support so they can receive the support they need to improve their reading skills. These children will then be able to retake the check in year 2.

Further details about the Phonics Screening Check and useful resources can be found here:

Please see links below to the phonics programme Letters and Sounds and useful resources: