St Francis de Sales Catholic

  1. Curriculum
  2. Phonics
  3. Phase 5

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.

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 CardsA5 flash cards for each high frequency word taught in this Phase

Yes / No QuestionsA reading resource for Phase 5

Sentence SubstitutionA reading based game / challenge

Sentence Substitution 2 A continuation of the above

Choose 3 Right AnswersA game containing Phase 5 graphemes

High Frequency Word Record SheetUse this sheet to track the high frequency words your child can read and spell