Phase 6+ Planning and Resources

Save time with these ready made 'Phase 6+' lesson plans, accompanying Smart Notebook screens and photocopiable resources to use during the lessons.

'I have always found the planning to be very comprehensive, easy to follow with a wide range of resources to engage the pupils. Ultimately, these resources are time-saving as they are "ready to go" and have provided me with a clear programme to follow.'

'Lesley’s Phase 6 planning is easy to follow and it works! The children enjoy the spelling rule characters like Mr Doubles and Cheeky Monkey and I often overhear them applying these to their work as they write independently and add suffixes.'

'The Planning is very thorough and well-thought out. We feel confident that there is full coverage of the Year 2 expectations and the planning has a range of games and activities to ensure variety for the children. The resources are well organised, easy to use and accessible for the children. We have found the Phase 6 planning and resources focused and well matched for where the children are with their reading and spelling. We used the Phase 2-6 Planning for our Ofsted visit last year and they were pleased with the sequenced and methodical planning.'

The plans are based on Lesley's revised medium term Phase 6+ plan and cover an entire academic year. This includes 4 weeks of revision of Phase 5c Best Bets (largely through writing), all the content of Phase 6 from LaS 2007, plus all the additional requirements of the KS1 NC eg homophones, possessive apostrophes, contractions etc. It also includes a few additional aspects, which I think are useful at this stage eg words ending in 'et' and 'age', irregular past tense words etc.

If you would like to see free samples or purchase specific parts of the Phase 6+ planning, you can do this further down the page below.

If you also want a consistent way to display suffix rules in each class, 'Suffix Kites' which display these can be purchased here. Schools that have not used Lesley Clarke's Letters and Sounds (DfE Validated Phonics Programme) in Reception and Y1 will also need to purchase the Best Bet Train Cards.

NB: These plans and resources have been updated in summer 2022. Anyone who purchased a part or whole set of the original Phase 6 Plus Planning and Resources (between 2014 and early 2022) is entitled to a free copy of the updated part/set purchased previously. To qualify for the free, updated resources contact Lesley with proof of purchase and a short evaluation of the earlier version of the Phase 6 planning and resources you have been using.

Phase 6+ Sample Materials

If you would like to see an example plan (from Phase 6+ Part 4 Week 16 focusing on adding the suffix 'y'), two of the Smart Notebook files, a printable resource and excerpts from the teachers' notes for that week (including activity descriptions), you can download them using the button below.

Phase 6+ Parts 1-6 Planning & Resources Download Bundle

Buy all the Phase 6+ planning and resources together in a bundle for a reduced price. 

NB: Many of the files are in PDF format. You will also need Smart Notebook 11 software (or later) to open the Smart Notebook files.

£79.12
Phase 6+ Part 1 Planning and Resources

Ph6Pt1

This download contains phonics lesson plans and accompanying resources for teaching the first 4½  weeks of Phase 6+.  It follows the first section of my revised medium term plan for Phase 6+.  If Phase 6+ is started early in the Autumn term, this first part can be completed during the first half of the Autumn Term. It focuses on revision of Best Bets for spelling (taught at Phase 5c in LCs’ LaS programme). Schools using that programme and who have unexpectedly been unable to complete Phase 5c until the first term of Y2 should skip these revision weeks and start at Phase 6+ Part 2 (week 5 of Phase 6+). Schools using a different phonics programme in Y1 & Y2 can start with this part of Phase 6+, so the children are introduced to the Best Bet resources.

NB: Many of the files are in PDF format. You will also need Smart Notebook 11 software (or later)  to open the Smart Notebook files.

£13.16
Phase 6+ Part 2 Planning and Resources

Ph6Pt2

This download contains phonics lesson plans and accompanying resources for teaching the second part of Phase 6+ (Weeks 5-9).  It follows the second section of my revised medium term plan for Phase 6+ (see below).  If Phase 6+ is started early in the Autumn term, this second part can be started later in the first half of the Autumn Term and completed during the second half. It focuses on spelling days of the week and numbers, some homophones, polysyllabic words ending in ‘et and ‘age’ and adding the suffixes ‘ing’ and ‘ed’.

NB: Many of the files are in PDF format.  You will also need Smart Notebook 11 software (or later) to open the Smart Notebook screens.

£14.95
Phase 6+ Part 3 Planning and Resources

Ph6Pt3

This download contains phonics lesson plans and accompanying resources for teaching the third part of Phase 6+ (weeks 10 – 14) . It follows the third section of my revised medium term plan for Phase 6+.  If Phase 6+ is started early in the Autumn term, this third part can be started very late in the Autumn Term and completed during the first half of the Spring Term. It focuses on learning some new graphemes for /or/, irregular past tense verbs, adding suffixes ‘er’, ‘est’ and plural ‘s’.

NB: Many of the files are in PDF format. You will also need Smart Notebook 11 software (or later) to open the Smart Notebook screens.

£14.95
Phase 6+ Part 4 Planning and Resources

Ph6Pt4

This download contains phonics lesson plans and accompanying resources for teaching the fouth part (weeks 15-19) of Phase 6+.  It follows the fourth section of my revised medium term plan for Phase 6+ (see below).  If Phase 6+ is started early in the Autumn term, this fourth part can be completed during the Spring Term. It focuses on learning new GPCs for /l/ and /or/, adding the suffixes ‘y’ and ‘ly’ and spelling a further set of homophones.

NB: Many of the files are in PDF format. You will also need Smart Notebook 11 software (or later) to open the Smart Notebook screens.

£14.95
Phase 6+ Part 5 Planning and Resources

Ph6Pt5

This download contains phonics lesson plans and accompanying resources for teaching the fifth part (weeks 20-24) of Phase 6+.  It follows the fifth section of the medium term plan for Phase 6+ (see below).  If Phase 6+ is started early in the Autumn term, this fifth part can be started late in the Spring Term and completed during the first half of the Summer Term. It focuses on contractions, possessive apostrophe, compound words and adding the suffixes ‘ful’, ‘less’ & ‘en’.

NB: Many of the files are in PDF format.  You will also need Smart Notebook 11 software (or later) to open the Smart Notebook screens.

£14.95
Phase 6+ Part 6 Planning and Resources

Ph6Pt5

This download contains phonics lesson plans and accompanying resources for teaching the final part of Phase 6+ (weeks 25-29).  It follows the final section of the medium term plan for Phase 6+ (see below).  If Phase 6+ is started early in the Autumn term, this final part can be started during the first half of the Summer Term and completed during the last half of the Autumn Term. It focuses on adding the prefix ‘un’, the suffixes ‘ness’ and ‘ment’, spelling another set of homophones and other graphemes which represent the schwa sound.

NB: Many of the files are in PDF format.  You will also need Smart Notebook 11 software (or later) to open the Smart Notebook screens.

£14.95