What? This assessment has been devised to assess children’s ability to segment words and spell them using the Grapheme-Phoneme Correspondences (GPCs) introduced in Phase 5 Letters and Sounds.
Unlike the Phase 2 and Phase 3–4 Fun Friendly Phonics assessments this Phase 5 assessment includes elements of the preceding phases to ensure that children have a good overall awareness of the phonetic code and have not forgotten any prior learning. Therefore, within this assessment children will be expected to write tricky words, polysyllabic words and words containing Phase 3 graphemes.
Who? This assessment is designed for use with children who are being taught
Phase 5 Letters and Sounds. Children working at this level should be able to write using Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs, such as ‘ch’ and ‘igh’ with accuracy in their independent writing and be beginning to select and use the appropriate alternative spellings to these where appropriate.
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