At the end of children’s Reception year and at the start of Year 1, children start Phase 4.
In this phase, the children are not taught any new phonemes or graphemes. Instead, the children are taught to apply the skills they have already learnt to read more polysyllabic words (words containing more than 1 syllable). Phase 4 requires the children to blend an increasing number of sounds together in order to read. The children are taught a number of new tricky words in Phase 4.
What do the children learn in Phase 4?
Tricky words: said, have, like, so, do, some, come, were, there, little, one, when, out, what, home