Phonics

Teaching and assessing phonics, phonics performance data.

  1. Letters and sounds

    Materials that concentrate on activities to promote speaking and listening skills, phonological awareness and oral blending.

  2. Letters and sounds: principles and practice of high quality phonics

    Phase 1 of a 6-phase teaching programme to help practitioners and teachers teach children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling.

  3. National curriculum assessments: practice materials

    Practice materials for the phonics screening check, key stage 1 and key stage 2 national curriculum tests, including sample papers and past test papers.

  4. NCA tools website

    Information for teachers and local authorities about how to manage NCA tools passwords and users.

  5. Phonics screening check: 2017 materials

    Scoring guidance, pupils' materials and answer sheet for the 2017 phonics screening check.

  6. Phonics screening check: administration

    Check administration guidance (CAG) for headteachers and teachers administering and scoring the phonics screening check.

  7. Phonics screening check: monitoring visits guidance and form

    Guidance for phonics screening check monitoring visits, including the monitoring visit form and instructions for completing it.

  8. Phonics screening check: research

    Documents on the evaluation of the phonics screening check.

  9. Phonics screening check: responding to the results

    Guidance for teachers after the phonics screening check.

  10. Phonics screening check: technical reports

    Reports providing analysis of the phonics screening check following administration in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  11. Phonics: choosing a programme

    Documents to help schools choose a phonics teaching programme.

  12. Teaching phonics: information for schools

    Documents on effective phonics teaching strategies.