Mr Simeson is the English Leader.


Children in Year 1 will be assessed in their phonics in the week beginning 11th June 2018. Children in Year 2 who did not pass in Year 1 will also be re-tested.

Children will be assessed by their class teacher in the first instance or a teacher they know well. This is on a one to one basis.

Children will be asked to read 40 words supplied by the DfE. In the past, the children have to read 32 correctly to achieve a pass. 

The children have had practise with this style of assessment in class and there are many examples on line for you to support your child,

Some words are real and some words are made up. The made up words have an alien next to them so the children know they are 'alien' words. Sometimes these words look like 'real' words but the children must read them as they are written.

E.g. 'strom' must be read like this and not corrected to 'storm'. Saying 'storm' will result in an incorrect answer.

Parents can read the guidelines from links to the DfE web-site (www.gov.uk) or google phonics check 2018.

Useful links are below:



Please see docuements list as the bottom of this page for further help and support.

If you need any support, please discuss this with your child's class teacher or Mr SImeson.


If you would like your children to explore some suitable websites, then  we can suggest the following:







Well done to all the children who entered and especially to those that made it to the final. 

By popular demand we will run the competition again in the spring.

WORLD BOOK DAY QUIZ - 2nd March 2016

Well done to the girls for taking part in the quiz at Cleckheaton Town Hall.

We came 15h out of 34. A good result.

WORLD BOOK DAY - March 3rd 2016

WOW! Great Day. Some wonderful costumes on the theme of animals and Roald Dahl/Quentin Blake.


  1. 10 Tips on Hearing Your Child Read (1)
  2. Learning to Read - Information for Parents (1)
  3. reading leaflet KS1 pdf
  4. reading leaflet KS2 pdf
  5. writing leaflet KS1 pdf
  6. writing leaflet KS2 pdf
  7. 2017_interim_teacher_assessment_frameworks_at_the_end_of_key_stage_1_V2_PDFa
  8. 2017_interim_teacher_assessment_frameworks_at_the_end_of_key_stage_2_150716_PDFa
  9. Jolly Phonics Actions Sheet
  10. Books-To-Read-Before-You-Leave-Primary-School
  11. curriculum-spelling-list-years-5-and-6
  12. Curriculum-Year-3-and-4-Spellings
  13. phonics powerpoint Oct 2017
  14. KS1-Alien-Nonsense-Sorting-Word-Cards
  15. Year-1-Phonics-Screening-Check-Word-Cards_ver_1
  16. Why learn the High Frequency Words
  17. Letters_and_Sounds_-_DFES-00281-2007
  18. T-L-3916-Parents-Phonics-Pack
  19. phonicsforparentspowerpoint Rec July 2018