Phase 3 resources

This page contains free, printable Phase 3 resources for the DfES Letters and Sounds phonics teaching programme. All the letters and graphemes for Phase 3 are included, in various formats, large and small. The decodable words for Phase 3 are also provided, on plain cards and as a truck theme. Sentences and yes/no questions suggested in the scheme can also be downloaded.

Phase 3 – letter fans

phase 3 letter fan

These letter fans can be assembled using a paper fastener. This set contains all of the sounds for Phase 3. Download free now!


Phase 3 – letter fans – cursive font

phase 3 letter fans in cursive script

This Phase 3 letter fan is just the same as the one above, but in a cursive script. Digraphs and trigraphs are joined where appropriate. Download free now!


Phase 3 – letters with rainbow borders

phase 3 letters and graphemes with rainbow borders

This set of small cards, six to a page, contains all the letters and graphemes for Phase 3. Download free now!


Phase 3 – letters in rainbow colours – large

phase 3 letters and graphemes in rainbow colours large

This set contains all the letters and graphemes for Phase 3, one letter to a page for classroom display. Download free now!


Phase 3 – plain letters – large

phase 3 letters plain large

This set contains all the letters and graphemes for Phase 3, one letter to a page for classroom use. Download free now!


Phase 3 – words on trucks

phase 3 words on trucks

This set contains all the decodable words for Phase 3 (50 pages of A4). Duplicates are included for looped and straight k. Download free now!


Phase 3 – words with rainbow borders

phase 3 words with rainbow borders

This set contains all of the decodable words introduced during Phase 3 (297 word cards on 50 pages). Two versions of the letter k, looped and straight, are included. Download free now!


Phase 3 – yes/no questions (letters from sets 1-6)

Phase 3 yes/no questions (letters from sets 1-6)

This set contains ten cards with the yes/no questions using letters from sets 1 to 6. Download free now!


Phase 3 – yes/no questions (letters from sets 1-7)

Phase 3 yes/no questions (sets 1-7 letters)

This set contains 12 cards with the yes/no questions using letters from sets 1 to 7. Two versions of the letter k, looped and straight, are included. Download free now!


Phase 3 – sentences

phase 3 sentences

This set contains sentence cards using letters from sets 1 to 7, plus the tricky words “he“,”we“, and “she“. Two versions of the letter k, looped and straight, are included. Download free now!


Phase 3 – tricky words

phase 3 tricky words

This resource contains word cards for the tricky words introduced in Phase 3. Download free now!


Phase 3 – tricky words on trucks

phase 3 tricky words on trucks

The tricky words for Phase 3 on colourful trucks. These are the same size as the rainbow border cards above, so it’s easy to combine the two styles to make matching games. Download free now!