Year one children across the country could soon have to do a new reading and maths test, under recommendations laid out by a Government-appointed panel.
The assessment would happen in term three, as a one-on-one interview between teacher and child.
The reading test would be based on the phonics screening check used in the UK since 2012.
Phonics is the method used to teach kids to read by learning how letters or groups of letters sound.
It takes each child about five to 10 minutes.