Phase 4 Teaching Overview
In Phase 4, words often referred to in relation to how many vowels and consonants they contain.
The word cod is a CVC word (consonant/vowel/consonant). Other CVC words include: sad, net and him.
The word crab is a CCVC word. Other CCVC words include: trim, flat and step.
The word help is a CVCC word. Other CVCC words include: fist, mend and test.
As children progress Phase 4 they become more confident and skilled in reading and spelling words with a greater number of letters and graphemes.
Phase 4 Resources
The following resources will help you to support you child as they progress through Phase 4.
Phonics is a method used for teaching children to read letters (graphemes) or groups of letters by saying the sound (phonemes) they represent.
|Digraph||A type of grapheme where two letters represent one Phoneme i.e. see.|
|Grapheme||A letter, or combination of letters, that corresponds to a single phoneme within a word.|
|Phoneme||A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound.|
|Split digraph||Two letters that are not nest to one another i.e. cake.|
|Trigraph||A type of grapheme where three letter represent one phoneme i.e. high.|