Phase 3 Phonics Resources – Letters and Sounds

When children start phase they will already know around 19 letters and be able to blend phonemes to read VC words and segment VC words to spell. All should be able to blend and segment CVC words orally and any will be able to read and spell CVC words.

Phase 2 lasts for 12 weeks and is taught after phase 2 in the Reception year of the Early Years. It often requires repetition after this period.

What is taught?

1. Teach 25 graphemes

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Phase 3 graphemes in Monster Phonics colour-code

2. More CVC blending and segmentation

3. Reading and spelling simple two-syllable words and captions.

4. Learning the letter names

5. Learning to read more tricky words and also begin to learn to spell some of these words.

Tricky Words List: they, was, her, all, we. he , she, me, be, my

Monster Phonics makes learning high-frequency ‘tricky’ words at the stage easier. Download the Monster Phonics Phase 3 Tricky Words Tabletop Chart and Flashcards.

Phase 3 planning and resources are found in the Reception section of the Monster Phonics Resources area.

Browse the phased phonics teaching structure for schools.