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Irk Valley Community School

Respect

The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond

Excellence

The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.

Aspiration

The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.

Cooperation

The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.

Happiness

The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Phase 4

Supersonic Phonics Scheme: Basic 4 (Minimum 5 weeks)

 

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.

Supersonic Phonic Friends Parent Newsletters:

Useful Resources:

In Phase 4 words are often referred to in relation to how many vowels and consonants they contain.

  • CVC Words
    The word 'cod' is a CVC word (consonant / vowel / consonant). Other CVC words include: sad, net & him.
  • CCVC Words
    The word 'crab' is a CCVC word (consonant / consonant / vowel / consonant). Other CCVC words include: trim, flat & step.
  • CVCC Words
    The word 'help' is a CVCC word (consonant / vowel / consonant / consonant). Other CVCC words include: fist, mend and test.

 

As children progress through Phase 4 they become more confident and skilled in reading and spelling words with a greater number of letters and graphemes.

Tricky Words

These are common words which are not able to be segmented and are sometimes tricky for the children to read and write.

said   have   like   so   do   some   come   little   one 

were   there   what   when   out

 

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