Let EducationCity Help Prepare Students for the Phonics Screening Check

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, which takes place in June, tests students on their knowledge of the phonics skills they’ve learnt throughout the year to confirm whether they’ve learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard.

It’s a compulsory test for all Year 1 students which means it’s really important you’re equipped with the right resources so your students have what they need for the upcoming assessment.

Here’s How EducationCity Can Help…

EducationCity has a perfect Topic Tool to help you give your students the practice they need to prepare for this test! 

What’s a Topic Tool?

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Topic Tools are designed for use on an interactive whiteboard. As they are open-ended by nature, they need someone to guide students though them as there are no questions.


The Phonics Screening Check Topic Tool

Our Phonics Screening Check Topic Tool will directly help you with the learning of phonics. Here’s how:

  • Personalise the test to your needs: you can choose which words to include in the test (CVC, CCVC, etc.), making it easy to personalise it to your class’ needs. However, if your students just need general practice, you can prepare a test using the ‘Auto-Generate a Check’ option.
  • Great test preparation: the tool follows the same format as the Phonics Screening Check test, including the use of aliens for identifying pseudo words, and words can be printed out in flashcard format for practice.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses to help your teaching: you can easily track your students’ progress as the Test will pull a list of all the words read both correctly and incorrectly together once the tool has been used – perfect for lesson planning!

Where can I find the Topic Tool?

You can either Search for the Phonics Screening Check Topic Tool or find it in the English module in the following region:

  • England: Year 1 and 2

Just log in here to access the Phonics Screening Check! Don’t forget to check out our whole Phonics Resources area too – we’ve Letters and Sounds, Jolly Phonics and Read Write!

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