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Phonics Set 3

Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds

These are the Set 3 sounds:


 ea   (as in tea)

 oi   (as in spoil)

 a-e   (as in cake)

 i-e   (as in smile)

 o-e   (as in home)

 u-e   (as in huge)

 aw   (as in yawn)

 are   (as in care)

 ur   (as in nurse)

 er   (as in letter)

 ow   (as in brown)

 ai   (as in snail)

 oa   (as in goat)

 ew   (as in chew)

 ire   (as in fire)

 ear   (as in hear)

 ure   (as in pure)


Check if your child can read these sounds.


If your child is learning Set 3 Speed Sounds, help them to:

  • Join in the Set 3 Speed Sounds live lessons every day, Monday to Friday, at 10.30am. The lessons are available for 24 hours after each live show.
  • Practise the sounds they have been taught from the My Sets 2 and 3 Speed Sounds ebook. Click on the title to access the book. (The book has notes for parents).
  • Complete the Speeds Sounds Practise sheets for the Speed Sounds they have been learnt. These can be accessed below.
  • Read the ebooks at Pink level, then Orange level, and then Yellow level, in order. We recommend children read each book three times, as they would at school: once, to read the words correctly; a second time with more fluency; and a third time in a 'storyteller' voice that shows their understanding. The books can be accessed be clicking on the stars below.
  • Practise reading the Speed Sounds speedily on the Set 3 Speed Sounds slideshow. Instructions for parents on how to use the slideshow can be accessed below.
  • When your child is confident and has finished reading the ebooks for a level, they can practise reading the words on the Speedy Green Word slideshow for that level: Pink level; Orange level: Yellow level. Click on the title to take you to the slideshow. Instructions for use are given below.