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Phonics Long Term Plan


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6


Aspect 1: environmental sounds / Aspect 2: instrumental sounds

Aspect 3 / body percussion / Aspect 4: rhythm and rhyme

 Aspect 5: Alliteration / Aspect 6:voice sounds

Aspect 7:

oral blending and segmenting

Aspect 7:

oral blending and segmenting



Phase 2


Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d

Set 3: g, o, c, k


(Alongside revision of elements of Phase 1 where necessary )

Phase 2


Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss
Set 6: j, v, w, x


Phase 3


Set 7: y, z, zz, qu


Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng


Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa


Phase 3


Vowel digraphs:

ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Phase 3


Revise aspects of Phases 2 and 3

Phase 4


Begin to apply phase 2 and 3 in writing

Sight words


Words which cannot be decoded

the  to  I  no  go  into

the  to  I  no  go  into

he  she  we  me  be

During Phase 3, children will also learn the letter names using an alphabet song, although they will continue to use the sounds when decoding words.

was  you they  all  are  my  her

Revisit all phase 2 3 and 4 words

Revisit all phase 2 3 and 4 words


a  an   and as  at  if  in  is  it  of   off  on  can  dad  had

get  big  him  his  not  got  up  mum  but  put back

will  that  this  then  them 

with  see  for  now  down  look  too

went  it’s  from  children  just  help

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


Revision of Phase 3 and 4


WEEK 1- CVCC words

WEEK 2- CCVC words

WEEK 3- adjacent consonants

WEEK 4- adjacent consonants

Phase 5

ay ou  ie  ea

oy  ir  ue aw

wh ph ew oe au

Phase 5

a_e  e_e  i_e  o_e


Alternative pronunciations

i (fin, find)  

o (hot, cold)

c (cat, cent)

g (got, giant) 

u (but, put)

Phase 5

ow (cow, blow)

ie (tie, field)

ea (eat, bread) 

er (farmer, her) 

a (hat, what)

y (yes, by, very)

ch (chin,school, chef)

ou (out, shoulder, could, you)

Phase 5

Recognition and recall



Phase 5

Recognition and recall





Consolidation of all HFW taught so far

oh  their  people  Mr  Mrs  looked  called  asked  could

don’t   old    I’m   by   about   your   day     made    here   saw very  time  house  came  make


water where who again  thought  through work  mouse many  laughed because


friends  once  please any eyes




Phase 6-  Suffixes:         -s         -es        -ing       -ed       -s         -er        -est      -y         -en

                        -ful       -ly         -ment     -ness