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The NUT is warning against phonics-based reading test

Teachers are considering boycotting a reading test for six year-olds in England.

The test, which will be introduced in the summer, focuses on pupils phonically learning letters and groups of letters before putting them together, but the National Union of Teachers is warning that the test could be unnecessary and confusing.

BBC Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty spoke to Christine Blower, the union's General Secretary.

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