Assess and knowing when to move on

Knowing when to move on can be very tricky. Sometimes Nurseries want to move onto phase 2 phonics once they have had a few sessions on each aspect. However, getting children really verse in phase one is a lengthy process and time spent in the earliest years supporting it will pay dividends for the children later in their lives.

The assessment below is an excellent tool to help you decide as a team when a child is ready for the next phase. I would recommend that Nurseries support their children's transitions into reception by completing this assessment before they move up OR use it as a discussion tool in your transition meetings.