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Baseline Phonics Assessment Guide and Supporting Resources

Baseline Phonics Assessment Guide and Supporting Resources

This is a guide on how to conduct a baseline phonics assessment. It refers to specific resources– small sound flashcards and baseline assessment words, explaining how to administer the assessment and what to do following the assessment.
This resource has 40 individual words (real and nonsense) linked to 40 sounds. Use these words to assess what sounds the child can read in words as part of a baseline assessment. Ask the children to read them one at a time and record their responses in the Baseline Assessment sheet – an individual record of what sounds a child can read and which sounds they can read within a mix of real and nonsense words.

With Year 2 children having to sit a Phonics Screening Check in the second half of the Autumn term in 2020, we have created a brilliant support pack for teachers to use to enable you to help your children achieve their full reading potential.
We have purposefully selected sounds that we think children will need to focus on.
Our pack includes baseline assessment materials and guide, small and large sound flashcards, real, nonsense and multisyllabic words for each of our sounds, words with other tricky sounds, a Teaching the Gaps record sheet and a guide on how to deliver the intervention sessions.
The guides are easy to understand and have been designed to be used by any adult. The resources are child friendly and can be organised to ‘grab and go’ at any moment.

For even more amazing Phonics Screening resources simply click the topic tags in the sidebar (or below the description if you’re browsing on a mobile).

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  • Paula
    ULTIMATE November 7th 2020

    It would be helpful to include the sound flashcards with this resource.

    • Christina Loftus
      ADMIN November 9th 2020

      Hi Paula

      Due to file sizes and trying to make them manageable for people (especially for those on poorer WIFI) it does at times make it tricky to add absolutely everything into one download. The sound flashcards can be found here to download https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/small-sound-flashcards/

  • Debbie Jeacok
    ULTIMATE November 16th 2020

    There are 2 words missing on the word cards (stew and clear) and a mistake on the recording sheet, (the word card says scrure but the recording sheet says scure).

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