Year 1 at primary school
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Welcome to Year 1 at primary school!
Leaving Reception behind and moving into Year 1 can feel like a big step for both children and their parents, but a good school will make the transition an easy one.
Your child will still be learning through play, they will still be exploring, discovering and making plenty of use of their role-play corner. There will be a big focus on learning to read using phonics this year, with a statutory phonics screening check in June.
Year 1 phonics screening check
The phonics screening check is taken by all children in Year 1 in England, and is usually taken in June. It is not a formal test, but a way for teachers to ensure that children are on track to become fluent readers.