Phonics – Phase 4


More information on each phonics phase, including sound clips, can be found by clicking here:

Intro – Phase 1Phase 2Phase 3Phase 4Phase 5


Children continue to practise previously learnt graphemes (letters written down) and phonemes (sounds) and how to read and write CVCC words- tent, damp, toast, chimp.
E.g. in the word ‘toast’ t=consonant, oa= vowel, s= consonant, t= consonant

and CCVC words- swim, plum, cream, spoon.
E.g. in the word ‘cream’, c= consonant, r= consonant, ea=vowel, m= consonant.

They will be learning more tricky words (see below) and continuing to read and write sentences together.

Tricky Words
said, so, do, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, when, out, what

Ways to support your child at home:

  • Practise reading and writing CVCC and CCVC words- but continue to play around with CVC words. Your child will like to read and spell words that they have previously learnt, and it is good to revisit.

    Make up captions and phrases for your child to read and write- e.g. ‘ a silver star’, ‘crunch crisps’, ‘clear the pond’. Write some simple sentences and leave them around the house for your child to find and read.

    Look out for words in the environment on food packaging that your child will find easy to read, e.g. flour, bread, lunch, fresh, breed, drink, tea, cod, jam.

    Work on reading words together, e.g. a street name like Park Road, captions on buses and lorries, street signs, e.g. bus stop, slow.


More information on each phonics phase, including sound clips, can be found by clicking here:

Intro – Phase 1Phase 2Phase 3Phase 4Phase 5

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