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.
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
Sentence Substitution - 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