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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Assessing Children in Phonics


We carefully assess children's phonic knowledge and rigorously track their progress in phonics as they move through school. This enables us to identify any gaps in their understanding and take steps to 'close the gap'. To support this, we use 'Phonics Tracker', an online tracking system.


As they progress through the phonics phases, we assess children at each step of the way. We use ongoing teacher assessment in lessons as well as  summative half-termly phonics assessments, which are logged on Phonics Tracker. This information is then used by our teachers to inform next steps in learning and to put in place any interventions, allowing us to focus on children's individual needs.


To find out more about Phonics Tracker, please click the link below.