Phase 5

In Phase 5 children are introduced to new graphemes for reading. Some of these graphemes represent phonemes (sounds) that they have already learnt a grapheme for. For example, in Phase 3 children were taught 'ai' as the grapheme for the phoneme /a/ (as in rain). In Phase 5, children are taught that the phoneme /a/ can also be represented by the graphemes 'ay' (as in play) or 'a-e' (as in make). This variation needs to be taught as it is common in our language system.

The new graphemes taught in Phase 5 are:

Click on each grapheme to download a set of A5 flashcards showing words containing it (your child can practise reading these).
Phase 5 Resources
Spelling Support
The resources in this section could be used to support children with spelling across all Phases of Letters and Sounds. In school, we use a system called 'look / say / cover / write / check' to help children learn their spellings. Some of the resources below help support this.