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Irk Valley Community School

Irk Valley Community School

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Basic 4

Supersonic Phonics Scheme: Basic 4


Recognise, Build, Read and Write

Moving from 3 sounds (CVC) to four plus (CVCC,CCVC,CCVCC,CCCVCC)

The Basics 4 teach children to be able to hear more than 3 sounds in a word. They will continue to embed their mastery of The Basics 2 and 3 spellings for sounds in words and progress to 4, 5 and 6 sounds in a word. The children will be supported by Magic Mack and Jazzy Jack; who will help them hear the tricky, adjacent consonants that are challenging to hear in words of more than 3 sounds. Children will learn their tricky words with Tess and read nonsense words with Nan.


At the end of this phase:

  • Children will be able to hear more than 3 sounds in a word, recognise spellings and read and write CVC, CVCC, CCVC, CCVCC,CCCVC words with the 44 spellings for sounds of the English language.
  • They will be able to read decodable texts with The Basics 2 and 3 spellings and adjacent consonants and make phonetically plausible attempts in their evolving stages if spelling in their writing journey.

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