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Phase 3

Phase 3

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.

Set 6

 j / v / w / x

Set 7

 y / z, zz / qu

 

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.

 

 

 

ch

(as in chip)

sh

(as in shop)

th*

(as in thin)

th*

(as in then)

ng

(as in ring)

ai

(as in rain)

ee

(as in feet)

 igh

(as in night)

 oo**

(as in book)

 oo**

(as in boot)

 ar

(as in farm)

 or

(as in for)

 ur

(as in hurt)

 ow

(as in cow)

 oi

(as in coin)

 ear

(as in dear)

 air

(as in fair)

 ure

(as in sure)

 er

(as in her)

 

 

 

 

 

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