I am really struggling with a small group of children in my year group who I teach phonics to. There are 8 of them who I'm teaching phase 3 to, and they are year 4. They are generally fine with single letters and consonant digraphs, and ee and oo. However, they just do not retain other vowel digraphs. We have so far done ai, ar, or, igh, oa - and they get it in the lesson. They can read and write words containing the digraph taught. However, when we come back to it later in the week or the following week they just don't remember and get them all confused. These children were (presumably) taught phase 3 in the infant school, and were definitely taught it daily for almost all of year 3, by a strong teacher. I previously taught ks1 so I know my phonics knowledge and teaching is fine. So why aren't they retaining it and how can I help them?? I am following the progression in the planning from phonicsplay, though not following the plans exactly as I find the plans a bit 'young' (as they are written for reception children!) I do a mix of games, worksheets, reading and writing words on whiteboards, flash cards etc. We do 25mins 4x per week and I have me and a TA. ANy suggestions would be much appreciated!!