Now that your child knows all their single sounds, some simple ‘special friends’ and has learnt to blend simple words, they will now learn: 

  • To read and recognise Set 2 Speed Sounds: ay, ee, igh, ow (as in blow) oo (as in zoo) oo (as in look), ar, or, air, ir, ou (as in out), oy
  • To read words containing these sounds
  • Read a wider range of  ‘red words’ (words that cannot be read using phonic skills).
  • To read Pink, Orange and Yellow Storybooks, building speed and fluency.

Set 2 Sounds

Each sound is linked to a picture hook and a rhyme to help the children learn and remember the sounds.

Set 2 sounds pronunciation is shown in this video at 2 mins.

Useful Websites

Parent guide to Read Write Inc. Phonics | Oxford Owl – Really useful website that includes a worksheet for each letter of Set 2 to practise letter formation.

Set 2 & 3 Parent Reading at Home Booklet 2

Amazon – RWI Flashcards Set 2 and 3 – A useful pack of flashcards to use when practising sounds and blending.