- The Year One Phonics Screening Check is taken by pupils at the end of their first year of formal schooling (Year 1)
- The check is based on phonics, a system which focuses on sounds rather than recognising whole words
- Pupils are asked to sound out or decode a series of words, some of which are made up, to test their reading skills
- This includes non-words like "voo", "terg", "bim", "thazz", "spron", "geck", "blan" and "fape".
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