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Please continue to practise phonics at home each day.

Visit: to play some fun phonics games!



From Monday 27th April the DFE will be uploading Daily Phonics lessons to support the teaching and learning of phonics at home and in school.

This handy guide is a Letters and Sounds introductory video for parents and carers. In it, Ed Petrie briefly explains the what, why and how of we teach phonics.

Phase 3 Phonics Digraphs

Use this video to help you recap: oo, ar, or, ur

Phase 3 Phonics Digraphs and Trigraphs

Use this video to recap: ai, ee, igh, oa

Phase 3 Phonics Digraph and Trigraphs

Use this video to help you recap: air, ure, er

Tricky words

Remember it is very important that we learn how to read and write these words.

Listen to the song to help you become more familiar

-Play this game:

-You could make your own flashcards and put them in different places in your home for you to read.

- Have a go at writing them.

-See if you can find any tricky words in your books.

-Make your own flashcards and play a game of tricky word splat

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song

Tricky Words Song Phase 3

Can you sing along? Also can you name the tricky words when the song asks you to?

Phonics Blending Song

Practise your blending to read the words.

The tricky words have got their letters mixed up, can you put the letters in the correct order to make the tricky words?

What sounds have we been learning?


s, a, t, p, i, n, m , d, g , o, c, k, e, u, r, l, b, f, h, j, v, w, x, y, x, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er


Can you make any words using the letters?


We have also been learning the tricky words: I, to, go, no, the, into, he, she, we, me, be, was, they, you, are

Can you put the words into a sentence?

We have been using our phonics to help us write words!