Your child has now completed Phase 2 and 3 Phonics. They should now be able to represent each of the 42 phonemes (for example the sounds n, ee ,or, igh, o) with a grapheme (the letters used to represent that sound). They will also be able to read and spell CVC words, including simple two-syllable words and captions. They will know all letter names and be able to read and spell the tricky words taught so far.
They are now moving on to Phase 4. Phase 4 phonics teaches children to blend and segment longer words with adjacent consonants. It also continues to teach your child how to read and spell tricky words. Phase 4 Tricky Words include so, do, out, like, have. when, some, come, what, said and were.
This is what your child will be learning over the next half term.
To read and spell CVCC words (consonant, vowel, consonant, consonant) such as bump, jump, went, tent, damp, bend, mend.
To read and spell CCVC words such as spot, trip, swim
To spell the tricky words
To decide if words are real or fake
To read words containing two or more syllables
Your child's class teacher will upload daily activities and videos on their Class Dojo page
The phonics play website is a great way to support your child's learning. It contains games which allows your child to practice the phonics phase they are learning.