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Heavenly Father please help me to:

  • Respect others and rejoice in their achievements.
  • Endeavour to learn something new every day.
  • Accept and celebrate the differences in others.
  • Continuously rise to every challenge.
  • Honestly reflect on my own actions.
  • In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.


At St Mark’s we use 'Read, Write Inc.' to teach phonics in EYFS and KS1. 


Please use the link below to find out more about how this is taught and how to support your child.

Here is another link to support the correct pronunciation of the letter sounds:


Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

At the end of Year 1, children will undertake the statutory Phonics Screening Check. This is a short assessment to make sure that children have learnt phonics to the required standard.


There are 40 words in the screening check which the children are asked to read on a one-to-one basis with their teacher. The check is made up of real words for example (‘dig’) and fake/alien words for example (‘splog’).  Children need to apply their phonic knowledge to read the words.

Preparation for the check takes place during daily phonics times and guided reading. But, you can also help your child at home by reading and practising phonics. Please see the websites below to practise phonics at home with your child.