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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.

Phase 5 Resources

 

The following resources will help you support your child as they progress through Phase 5.

Click on the Phase you wish to visit to view our useful selection of resources.

 

 

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