Advanced Set 3: Vowel ue Split Digraphs: u_e & a_e

Introducing Split Digraphs

This is Set 3 of the Advanced Level for the Foundation Stage. It is also suitable for Year/Grade 1.

The advanced phonics sets introduce new spellings and provide additional consolidation for the letters and sounds taught to children in the Expected Level.

This resource introduces the vowel digraph ‘ue’ along with the split digraphs ‘u_e’ and ‘a_e’.


  • Exploration of the sounds including mouth shapes
  • Breakdown of the letter shapes
  • Variations of letter shapes for print and handwriting
  • Examples of words that can be made using only phonemes that have been previously taught
  • Discussion prompts about using those words in spoken sentences
  • Word Line activity
  • Letter Sound and Shape sheets for interventions and support
  • Flashcards with sound symbols
  • Word Maker sheets

Guidance and example planning for using this resource is here.

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Note: This resource uses a simplified version of the Split Digraph Wizard. The full version is available here.