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Phase 4 Phonics Summary

During this phase the children do not learn any new digraphs but use their knowledge of letters and the sounds they make to read and write words with four sounds. Adding an extra sound at the end, for example turning ‘t-e-n ten’ into ‘t-e-n-t tent’ is easier than blending consonants at the start of words, so they will practise lots, both reading and writing individual words as well as reading and writing sentences.


  • Tricky Words:


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


  • High frequency words that can be read by blending the sounds of the letters in the word:


went, it’s, from, children, just, help


A complete list of words that can be read by blending in Phase 4 is also provided as a photocopy from ‘Letters and Sounds’.