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Year 1 Phonics Pals Booster: Support Your Child's Phonics Screening Check 2024 with a Phonics Expert

Prepare your child for the 2024 Year 1 Phonics Screening Check with expert tips and practical activities. 🧩Join the Phonics Pals program for tailored support!




5 Phonics Expert Tips and Support For Getting Your Year 1 Child Ready for the Phonics Screening Check


5 Phonics Expert Tips for Passing the Year 1 Phonics Screening
Expert Tips for Year 1 Phonics Success

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, serves as a valuable benchmark that assesses how well your child utilises their phonics knowledge in blending and decoding words, laying the foundation for early reading and fluency.


If you have a struggling reader, it is vital to support their reading development with lots of practical phonics practice to get them ready.


While the thought of this phonics assessment might seem overwhelming at first, it's an excellent opportunity for children to showcase their phonics knowledge and for parents to witness their child's reading progression.



By approaching the preparation with the right mindset and the best phonics resources, mums like you can transform this experience into a confidence-boosting milestone for your Year 1 child.


 Here are five easy, yet effective ways to prepare your child for their phonics screening check, ensuring they approach it with confidence and the skills they need to succeed. As a phonics expert, I recommend using fun and practical techniques and phonics games. Focus on practising trickier phonics sounds, blending and decoding to foster your little one's reading confidence.


Here are the top five practical phonics activities and tips to get you started:


TIp #1 Use Phonics Check Flashcards to Prepare Your Child
Get Your Child Prepared for the Phonics Screening!

Tip 1: Make Learning Fun with Customised Phonics Check Flashcards


Phonics check flashcards are an engaging and versatile tool that makes learning fun and helps maintain your child's focus. Incorporating phonics games, practical phonics activities and storytelling with these cards can significantly enhance your child's phonics skills while keeping them actively engaged in learning.


Check out my phonics check flashcard collection, which is expertly designed for preparation for the phonics screening check. These colourful phonics resources combine phonics practice and enjoyment, with vibrant images of aliens that kids will love!


Get your Phonics Check Flashcards Here! ⤵️




Phonics Epert Tip #2 Read Daily with your Year 1 Child
Daily Reading Leads to Success

Tip 2: Read together Daily with your Year 1 Learner


Reading with your child daily is not only a wonderful bonding activity but also significantly boosts your child's reading ability. Choose phonics books that are appropriate for their reading level, gradually introducing more challenging words as they progress.


Encourage your little one to sound out words using their phonics knowledge and praise their efforts, keeping the experience positive and fun!


As a busy mum, you can creatively do this, have your child read at the kitchen table while you are making breakfast or dinner. The whole point is that you are giving your child every chance to succeed!




Phonics Epert Tip #3 Writing with your Year 1 Child
Writing promotes Good Phonological Awareness

Tip 3: Encourage your Year 1 child to Write


Writing is a powerful tool for encouraging and reinforcing phonics skills. Encourage your child to write simple and more complex words using their phonics sounds.


Make it fun by writing silly sentences, animal diaries, letters to family members or stories. Through writing, your child will be applying their phonics knowledge creatively and practically, which can greatly aid their understanding and retention. A win, win!









Phonics Expert Tips #4 Practice Past Phonics Papers
Year 1 Phonics Practice Material

Tip 4: Practice with Past Year 1 Phonics Screening Checks


A good tactic is to familiarise your child with the format of the phonics test and the types of words they might encounter can demystify the screening check and ease anxiety.


Practice with past papers or similar exercises like using the phonics check flashcards. Remember to keep the tone light and encouraging. The goal is to build your child's confidence, not pressure them.


You can get free past phonics screening check materials here to practice⤵️

Phonics Practice





Tip 5: Seek Support from a Phonics Expert with Year 1 Phonics Pals


Sometimes, a little expert guidance can make a huge difference. As a phonics expert myself, I can provide tailored reading support and phonics strategies to help your child excel.


As a former Year 1 teacher, I recommend my Year 1 Phonics Pals class. The Phonics Pals Program features fun phonics intervention booster sessions designed to help Year 1 and 2 children get them prepared for the Phonics Screening, equipping them with confidence and proficiency.


Preparing for the phonics screening check can be a stress-free and rewarding journey.


By integrating these top strategies into your daily routines, you can create a supportive and enjoyable learning environment for your child. Remember, every child's learning pace is unique- be patient.

Have fun celebrating their achievements, no matter the size, and keep the process fun and engaging.




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Phonics Pals: Jumpstart your Child's Phonics Adventure

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Sign up for the Phonics Pals Waiting List Today! Are you eager to pave the way for your child's success in reading? Hi! I'm Kara, a Jigsaw Phonics tutor and reading expert with extensive knowledge and experience working with children just like yours!


This is your golden opportunity to secure your child's place in Phonics Pals, our effective phonics-based reading program where your child will have personalised access to dynamic phonics lessons tailored to boost their phonics knowledge and confidence.


By joining our Phonics Pals waiting list, you'll be the first to know when enrolment opens, plus you'll receive invaluable tips and resources to support your child's reading journey. We offer the best Year 1 phonics support to prepare your child for the Phonics Screening Check with Kara, a phonics expert and reading tutor.

Places are limited so join today!

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