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Letters and Sounds

Phase 1 When children first come into Nursery they participate in a wealth of activities which develop listening skills, sound discrimination, rhythm and rhyme. In phase 2 as well as learning to recognise letters and blend together to read words they also begin to learn some tricky words. Se

 

Phase 2

Decodable Words Tricky Words

a

an

as

if

in

is

it

of

off

on

can

dad

had

back

and

get

big

him

his

not

got

up

mum

but

put (north)

 

the

to

I

no

go

into

 

Phase 3

Decodable Words Tricky Words

will

that

this

then

them

with

see

for

now

down

look

too

he

she

we

me

be

was

you

they

all

are

my

her

 

Below are examples of words that children will be taught to read at phase three. The emphasis is on reading the words as opposed to spelling. The children may begin to spell some of these words by segmenting the sounds.

 

These words may help you when supporting reading and spelling. Which graphemes can your child read? Can they blend the sounds together to read the complete word?

 

Words using the Phase Three vowel graphemes

ai

ee igh oa oo oo

wait

pain

sail

tail

rain

see

feel

feet

meet

week

deep

high

sigh

light

might

night

sight

coat

goat

loaf

road

soap

toad

too

zoo

boot

hoof

zoom

cool

food

moon

look

foot

cook

good

book

took

wood

wool

 

ar or ur ow oi

bar

car

bark

card

cart

jar

park

for

fork

sort

born

fur

burn

curl

hurt

turn

now

down

owl

cow

how

bow

town

oil

boil

coin

join

soil

 

 

ear air ure er

ear

dear

hear

near

air

fair

hair

pair

sure

pure

cure

hammer

letter

ladder

supper

dinner

boxer

 

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