Phase 3, week 3 is here! So let’s see what exciting, practical activities we’ve got lined up for you this week to help you support your child as they learn to read with phonics. This week, more digraphs!
Which letters and sounds are we learning this week
This week will see us focusing on the digraphs (2 letter sounds) SH, CH, TH and NG.
Your child will need to learn the letter names like you say them when saying the alphabet (A, B, C) as well as the letter sounds they make when put together.
Which high-frequency words are we learning this week?
Our tricky or High-Frequency Words this week ‘we’, ‘me’ and ‘be’.
Don’t forget to include some of the previous week’s high-frequency words in your activities too. You can find a list of all of them or the different phases in one place in our High-Frequency and Tricky Word Lists.
What can we do with this week’s sounds?
Sensory: Simple Sensory Alphabet Bottle Game
Build a word: Cookie Spelling
Sentence Activity: Sentence Building with Post-it Notes
Don’t forget that any of the activities can be used each week so if your child has a favourite sensory letter or word building activity use those instead. It helps make the activities more familiar to them.
What words can I create?
Don’t forget to mix this week’s letters with those letters from previous weeks. That way, you can keep practising them and you can create a wider range of words.
For ideas on the simple, HFW and tricky words you can create with the letters we’ve learned so far, please look at our word lists.
Work on any of the letters from Week 2 of Phase 3 Phonics.
Review and work with all of the letters in Phase 2 Phonics as well as the common words.