We have begun the next stage our Phonics learning, starting with Phase 3. Over the next few weeks, we will link the new sounds to letters, segmenting and blending CVC words as well as continuing to develop our letter formation. The children will learn to recognise and read a new set of Tricky Words – these are words that cannot be sounded out as there is a letter making a different sound. We will also read High Frequency Words from sight and use a word mat to help us spell them (these are words most commonly seen within our reading books).
As our confidence and understanding grows, we read and write simple captions and short sentences. We need to use capital letters, finger spaces and a full stop as well as reading the sentence back to check it makes sense.
The children will be eager to write during their own time, encourage them to sound out slowly, listening for the sounds and matching them to digraphs (two letters that make one sound e.g. sh), perhaps using the sound mat to support them.
Phase 3 sounds include:
j, v, w, y, x, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo (long), oo (short), ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
Phase 3 Tricky words include:
he, me, be, we, she, my, was, you, all, are, they, her
Phase 3 High Frequency Words include:
will, that, then, now, this, with, for, them. down, see, too, look, and, a