Before half term, the Literacy co-ordinator seemed quite appalled that I hadn't been practising the format of the phonics screening test with individual children. I just assumed that we would administer the test and that would be that. Her argument is that children might be freaked out by it, which might affect their scores. Having said that, she is in Y2 and pretty much does wall to wall practice SATs throughout the year, whereas when I was in Y2 they had one reading practice and one Maths pracitice and that was all. What are other Y1 teachers doing? I just can't justify wasting teaching time by practising a test!