St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Making learning irresistible

Phase 3

Before children begin phase 3 they need to secure in their blend and segment skills. These two processes can sometimes take time to click but with daily practise at school and home can help embed them. The children then get taught the 6 remaining letters of the alphabet before moving onto the digraphs and trigraphs below.

Set 6

j

v

w

x

Set 7

y

z

qu

Constant Digraphs

sh

ch

th

ng

Vowel Digraphs

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

ar

or

ur

ow

oi

ear

air

ure

er

 

Children will then be at a stage where they will be developing their reading and writing skills using the above letters and digraphs. They will practise reading and writing sentences like this 'The cow lived on a farm' , 'The boat had a big king in it', 'The sheep was in the shed'. 

The Letter J

 

The Letter V

 

The Letter W

 

The Letter X

 

The Letter Y

 

The Letter Z

 

Constant Digraph - SH

 

Constant Digraph - CH

 

Constant Digraph - TH

 

Constant Digraph - NG

 

Vowel Digraph - AI 

 

Vowel Digraph - EE

 

Trigraph - IGH 

 

Vowel Digraph - OA

 

Vowel Digraph - OO - Long

 

Vowel Digraph - OO - Short

 

Vowel Digraph - AR

 

Vowel Digraph - OR

 

Vowel Digraph - UR

 

Vowel Digraph - OW

 

Vowel Digraph - OI

 

Trigraph - EAR

 

Trigraph - AIR

 

Trigraph - URE

 

Vowel Digraph - ER