In Phase 3 children continue to use all the sounds they were taught in Phase 2. In addition, they are taught additional sounds (phonemes) and the letters / groups of letters that represent them (graphemes). The information and resources in this section are designed to support you in helping your child at home - please feel free to speak with your child's class teacher if you require any additional information or support.
Phase 3 Teaching Overview
In this Phase a further 25 letters and graphemes are taught. The final two sets of letters are taught first.
Once Sets 6 & 7 have been taught children learn about graphemes where more than one letter represents one sound e.g. the grapheme 'ai' represents one sound in the word 'rain'.
**The grapheme 'oo' also represents more than one sound.