Phase 3 Phonics

Phase 3 phonics play ideas, phase 3 phonics planning resources , phase 3 phonics worksheets and more!

Save time on your phase 3 phonics planning with our engaging and inspiring phase 3 phonics ideas and resources! Use our phase 3 phonics resources to help your class make progress in phonics with our tried and tested phase 3 phonics ideas that we know genuinely work.  Within our phase 3 phonics resources we have a range of phase 3 phonics worksheets, to provide additional opportunities for children to practise their letter formation, and write simple CVC words. Start each session by going over previously learned phase 3 GPCs with our phase 3 flashcards. All of our phase 3 phonics resources are aligned with the DfE Letters and Sounds framework.

Phase 3 tricky words

Use our phase 3 tricky word cards as phase 3 flashcards to help children learn to read tricky words. What are tricky words? Tricky words are words that cannot be completely decoded, or can’t be decoded at all, at the stage of phonics learning the child is at. They need to be learned by sight, as they crop up regularly in reading texts and captions. It’s really important that children learn to read phase 3 phonics tricky words, and quite often, the best way to teach them is by using phase 3 tricky words flashcards. Another great way to learn tricky words is with our phase 3 tricky words consolidation booklet, to let children consolidate their phonics skills.

Phase 3 activities

You can help children with their phase 3 blending skills using these phase 3 word cards – simply hold the card up in front of your class and word through blending each phoneme into the next one to form a word. Another way to encourage children to blend, is through phase 3 phonics games, such as this phase 3 caption and word matching activity. Have out in your provision area and encourage children to work in pairs to match the picture with the correct caption.

What is taught in phase 3 phonics?

The purpose of phase 3 is to teach another 25 graphemes, most of them comprising of two letters (e.g. oa) – these are known as vowel and consonant digraphs.

Set 6: j v w x: explore our phase 3 set 6 worksheets.

Set 7: y  z  zz qu: explore our phase 3 set 7 letter formation sheets.

Graphemes: ch sh th ng ai ee igh oa oo ar or  ur ow oi ear air ure er: explore our phase 3 vowel digraphs booklets.

Tricky words: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my and her. Explore our phase 3 tricky word reading comprehension activity.

Phase 3 sound buttons

A great way to help children to blend and segment words is to teach the use of sound buttons – these show the individual phonemes within each word and help the children to ‘sound talk’ the word and blend the sounds together. Use our phase 3 sound button worksheets to help with this.

Not long to go!  Explore transition resources.