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.
Phase 5 Teaching Overview
Click on each grapheme below to download a set of A5 flashcards with words containing this grapheme. Practise reading these with your child.
Phase 5 Resources
The following resources will help you support your child as they progress through Phase 5.
Reading Word Lists
Groups of words which can be read in this Phase
High Frequency Word Flash Cards
A5 flash cards for each high frequency word taught in this Phase
Yes / No Questions
A reading resource for Phase 5
A reading based game / challenge
Sentence Substitution 2
A continuation of the above
Choose 3 Right Answers
A game containing Phase 5 graphemes
High Frequency Word Record Sheet
Use this sheet to track the high frequency words your child can read and spell