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.
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.
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