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Red Rose Phonics


At St.Pauls we follow the Red Rose phonics programme. This is how we learn to read and spell. We learn the sounds in phases. At the  same time we learn some tricky words, which are to  be learnt on sight.


Phase 2


 s  a  t  p  i  n m d  g  o  c  k  ck  e u  r  r  b  f  l ss  ff  ll

Tricky words: I, no, go, into, the, to


Phase 3


j  v   w   x   y  z   zz  qu  sh  ch  th  ng  ai  ee  igh  oa   oo  ar  or  ur  ow oi  ear  air  ure  er

Tricky words: we, he, she, me, be, was, all, they, are, her, my, you


Phase 4


In phase four we learn to read and spell harder words with adjacent consonants such as;

brown, tent, string, chimpanzee and shampoo

Tricky words: said, there, little, one, when, out, what, it's, like, so, do, some, come, were

Letters and sounds with actions - parents can use this document to support children with phonics at home.