Phonics Phase Four

Here you will find a collection of printable resources designed to take your children through Phonics Phase Four. We've coloured these useful printables to match the Letters and Sounds programme for easy identification - and we've included all sorts of fun activities that will help children become really familiar and confident with their reading.

Summary of Phase Four

When children enter Phase Four they will be able to represent each of the 42 phonemes with a grapheme. They should be able to read CVC words and segment them for spelling. They will have met some simple two-syllable words. They will also know letter names ("A", "B", "C" and so on) and will be able to read and spell some tricky words.

The purpose of Phase Four is for children children to practise the sounds that they have learned. There is further emphasis on blending the consonant sounds, and familiarityy with words of more than one syllable is consolidated.

Particular attention is paid to blending, reading, segmenting and spelling words with adjacent consonants (CVCC and CCVC words).

Phase Four is expected to take 4-6 weeks, with a suggested timetable as follows:

Week 1:

  • Revise Phase Two and Three graphemes and reading and spelling of CVC words
  • Teach and practise reading and spelling CVCC words
  • Introduce the tricky words said and so
  • Learn to spell the tricky words he, she, we, me, be
  • Practise reading and spelling high-frequency words
  • Practise reading and writing sentences.

Week 2:

  • Revise Phase Two and Three graphemes and reading and spelling of CVC words
  • Teach and practise reading and spelling CCVC words
  • Introduce the tricky words have, like, some and come
  • Learn to spell the tricky words was and you
  • Practise reading and spelling high-frequency words
  • Practise reading and writing sentences.

Week 3:

  • Revise Phase Two and Three graphemes and reading and spelling of CVC words
  • Teach and practise reading and spelling words containing adjacent consonants
  • Introduce the tricky words were, there, little and one
  • Learn to spell the tricky words they, all and are
  • Practise reading and spelling high-frequency words
  • Practise reading and writing sentences.

Week 4:

  • Revise Phase Two and Three graphemes and reading and spelling of CVC words
  • Teach and practise reading and spelling words containing adjacent consonants
  • Introduce the tricky words do, when, out, what
  • Learn to spell the tricky words my and her
  • Practise reading and spelling high-frequency words
  • Practise reading and writing sentences.

Our Phase Four Resources

Phase Four Word Cards
All NEW! These useful word cards feature the suggested words for Phase Four from the Letters and...

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