During Reception our children are assessed against the ‘Early Learning Goals’ as a continuation from on-going assessments in pre-School.
Year 1- Phonics
Word recognition skills are developed systematically in the early years through the teaching of synthetic phonics. The National Strategy Letters and Sounds materials and the Jolly Phonics Programme are used. Phonics is taught daily.
National screening takes place in Year 1. Any child who has not met the standard is routinely re-assessed in Year 2.