Phase 3 High Frequency Word Cards
Free flashcards with colourful borders which you can download and print. These cards contain all of the high
frequency words recommended for Phase 3 of the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. Choose the type style you
prefer and click the image to get to the download page.
Phase 3 high frequency word cards precursive style
The flashcards have all 24 high frequency words for Phase 3 of Letters and Sounds, including
both decodable and tricky words in precursive font style.
Phase 3 high frequency word cards unjoined cursive style
This PDF document has 4 pages, each with 6 of the high frequency words taught in Phase 3 of
Letters and Sounds. The letters are in unjoined cursive style, with entry strokes.
Phase 3 high frequency word list joined cursive style
This set has the same 24 high frequency words but in a fully joined cursive style. Click the
image to get to the download page.
There are 24 high frequency wrods for Phase 3:
|will, that, this, then, them, with, see, for, now, down, look, too, he, she, we,
me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her
The twelve tricky words are shown in italics above. These can't be decoded using just the phonics
knowledge covered so far in Letters and Sounds.
Ideas for using the phase 3 high frequency word cards
Use as flashcards to test knowledge of words which have already been learnt
Print two sets and match the pairs (start with just a few words and build up)
With two sets of cards, play a memory game, starting with all the cards face down, then taking it in
turns to turn over two cards and read the words. If they match, keep the pair and have another go. If
they don't match, turn them back over.
As the child learns each word, stick the card into a notebook. Read through the notebook for revision
'Hide' a few cards around the room while your child isn't watching, then ask them to find and bring you
the word 'and' for example. Swap places and let them hide the words and name them for you to find.
Cut out the cards, stack them together and staple down the side to make a mini book to read and
practise the words.