Phonics Phases 3-6
Children entering Phase 3 will know the 19 sounds taught in Phase 2 and be able to blend and segment CVC words in order to read and write them.
In Phase 3 we learn a further 25 graphemes most of which are made up of two letters. We will continue to practise blending and segmenting and will apply our knowledge to read and write simple sentences and captions. We will learn some more tricky words and learn how to spell them.
S Slither down the snake
a Round the apple, down the leaf
t Down the tower, across the tower
p Down the plait and over the pirate’s face
i Down the body, dot for the head
n Down Nobby and over his net
m Maisy, mountain, mountain
d Round his bottom, up his tall neck, down his feet
g Round her face, down her hair and give her a curl
o All around the orange
c Curl around the caterpillar
k Down the kangaroo’s body, tail and leg
ck Curl around the caterpillar, down the kangaroo’s body, tail and leg
e Lift the top and scoop out the egg
r Down his back, then curl over his arm
h Down the head to the hooves and over his back
b Down the laces to the heel, round the toe
u Down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle
f Down the stem and draw the leaves
l Down the long leg
ss Slither down the snake, slither down the snake
j Down his body, curl and dot
v Down a wing, up a wing
w Down, up, down, up
x Down the arm and leg and repeat the other side
y Down a horn up a horn and under his head
qu Round her head, up past her earrings and down her hair, down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle
ch Curl around the caterpillar, then go down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back
sh Slither down the snake, down the head to the hooves and over his back
th Down the tower, across the tower, then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back
ng Thing on a string
nk I think I stink
ay May I play?
ee What can you see?
igh Fly high
ow Blow the snow
oo Poo at the zoo
oo Look at a book
ar Start the car
or Shut the door
air That’s not fair
ir Whirl and twirl
ou Shout it out
oy Toy for a boy
ear Hear with your ear
air That’s not fair!
ure Sure it’s pure
ire Fire! Fire!
er Better letter
ai Snail in the rain
oa Goat in a boat
oi Spoil the boy
wh Which whip?
ur Nurse with a purse
ph Phonics is fun!
ie His tie is in the pie
ow Brown cow
ea Cup of tea
ue My glue is blue!
aw Yawn at dawn
ew Chew the stew
a_e Make a cake
i_e Nice Smile
o_e Phone Home
u_e Huge Brute
are Care and share
Green and Red words
Whilst your child is writing encourage them to use the sounds they know to have a go at writing words. This may mean that words are spelt wrong but are phonetically plausible which, at this stage is great. For example, time may be spelt tighm.