Phonics Phase 3

  • By the time they reach Phase 3, children will already be able to blend and segment words containing the 19 letters taught in Phase 2.

    Over the twelve weeks which Phase 3 is expected to last, twenty-five new graphemes are introduced (one at a time).

    Set 6: j, v, w, x

    Set 7: y, z, zz, qu

    Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng

    Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er


    Tricky words

    During Phase 3, the following tricky words (which can’t yet be decoded) are introduced:

    • he
    • she
    • we
    • me
    • be
    • was
    • you
    • they
    • all
    • are
    • my
    • her

    Phase 3 Games

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