Phonics Phase 5

Phonics 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.  Practice reading these with your child.

 a-e

(as in came

Make the cake.  

au

(as in Paul)

Don’t spill the sauce!

aw

(as in saw)

Yawn at dawn.

ay

(as in day)

May I play?

e-e

(as in these)

Pete was an athlete.

 ea

(as in sea)

Cup of tea.

 ew

(as in stew)

Chew the stew.

ew

(as in blew)

The wind blew.

ey

(as in money)

Monkey eating honey.

i-e

(as in like)

Nice smile!

ir

(as in girl)

Whirl and twirl.

o-e

(as in bone)

Phone home.

oe

(as in toe)

My big toe.

ou

(as in out) 

Shout it out.

oy

(as in boy)

Toy for a boy.

 

ph

(as in Phil)

Phonics is fun!

 

 

u-e

(as in June)

Play a flute in June.

 

u-e 

(as in huge)

Huge brute.

ue

(as in clue)

Statue looking blue.

ue

(as in due)

Don’t argue in the queue!

wh

(as in when)

What do you do with a whisk?

     

Phase 5 Resources

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

Reading Word Lists

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