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    Phase Five

Most children entering Phase 5 should be able to read and spell words containing adjacent consonants (2 or more consonants that are next to each other in a word) and some polysyllabic words (words that have 2 or more syllables).

The purpose of phase 5 is for children to broaden their knowledge of graphemes and phonemes for use in reading and spelling. They will learn new graphemes and alternative pronunciations for these and graphemes they already know, where relevant. Some of the alternatives will already have been encountered in the high-frequency words that have been taught. Children will become quicker at recognising graphemes of more than one letter in words and at blending the phonemes they represent. When spelling words, children will learn to choose the appropriate graphemes to represent phonemes and begin to build word-specific knowledge of the spellings of words.

Each week of our phase 5 phonics scheme comprises of 5 lessons that follow the four part lesson sequence suggested in the Letters and Sounds framework.

Each lesson introduces new reading and spelling knowledge, tricky words, high frequency words and common exception words, in the same sequence suggested by Letters and Sounds. There are 8 weeks in total for phase 5, after which we recommend revising previous sections of our scheme as required by your pupils.

  • Clock

    Weeks

    11 Weeks - 51 lessons

  • Sounds

    Sounds

    a-e, al c, alt a, alt ch, alt e, alt g, alt i, alt o, alt u, alt y, ay, e-e, ea, ew, I-e, ie, ir, o-e, ou, oy, ph, ue, wh

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What is learnt in phase 5 phonics?

  • Teaching further graphemes for reading
  • Alternative pronunciations for graphemes.
  • Recognition of graphemes in reading words.
  • Reading high-frequency (common) words.
  • Reading two-syllable and three-syllable words.
  • Reading sentences.
  • Alternative spellings for phonemes.

  • Spelling and practising high-frequency words.

  • Practising spelling two-syllable and three-syllable words.

  • Practising writing sentences.

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What's included?

Time for Phonics provides teachers with a specialist created Letters and Sounds phonics scheme for phase 5, including:

  • In-built teacher CPD videos
  • Daily and weekly phase 5 phonics planning, following the Letters and Sounds sequence of teaching.
  • Phase 5 Interactive online phonics games that work on any computer or device.
  • Accompanying low-prep phase 5 phonics resources.
  • Phase 5 phonics assessments to track your pupils' progress.

Suitable for both phonics and non-specialists, with fresh ideas and inspiration,

Time for Phonics is a systematic, synthetic phonics scheme for everyone!

Phase 5

Week 1

In this first week of Phase 5, children will learn to say and recognise the sounds: ay, ea, ie and ou. They will also learn tricky words: oh, their and people. Children will also spend some time revising sounds from phases 2 and 3 using a series of phonics games and activities.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: ay, ea, ie, ou

Phase 5

Week 2

In this second week of Phase 5, children will learn to say and recognise the sounds: ay, ea, ir, ou, oy and ue and will also learn to read the tricky words: Mr, Mrs, looked, called and asked. Children will also learn the different sounds for the “ue” grapheme – oo/yoo. As ever, children will also revise sounds from previous phases.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: ay, ea, ir, ou, oy, ue

Phase 5

Week 3

In this third week of Phase 5, children will learn to say and recognise the sounds: ew, ph and wh and will revise the tricky words: oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, and asked and learn some new tricky words: said, so, have, and like.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: ew, ph, wh

Phase 5

Week 4

In this fourth week of Phase 5, children will learn to say and recognise the sounds: a-e, au, aw and oe, and learn to write the tricky words: some, come, were, there. As ever, children will revise the phase 2 and phase 3 sounds and take part in fun phonics games and activities.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: a-e, au, aw, oe

Phase 5

Week 5

In this fifth week of Phase 5, children will learn to say and recognise the split digraphs:a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e. They will also practise writing the tricky words: little, one, do and when. As ever, children will also revise previously learnt sounds, and take part in an optional outdoor phonics lesson!

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: a-e, e-e, I-e, o-e, u-e

Phase 5

Week 6

In this sixth week of Phase 5, children will learn to say and recognise the alternative sounds for : a, e, i, o and u. Children will also learn to read the tricky words: water, where, who, again, thought, through, work, and mouse.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: alt a, alt e, alt i, alt o, alt u

Phase 5

Week 7

In this seventh week of Phase 5, children will learn to say and recognise the alternative pronunciations for graphemes: c, ch, g and y. They will also learn to read the tricky words: many, laughed, because, different, any, eyes, friends, once and please.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: al c, alt ch, alt g, alt y

Phase 5

Week 8

In this eighth week of Phase 5, children will learn to say and recognise the alternative pronunciations for graphemes ow, er, ie, ea, ou and ey.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: alt ea, alt er, alt ey, alt ie, alt ou, Alt ow

Phase 5

Week 9

In Week 9 children will consolidate all previously learnt phonic knowledge and practise reading and writing words that contain alternative graphemes (letters) for the same phoneme (sounds) and alternative phonemes (sounds) for the same grapheme (letters). They will continue to apply this knowledge in their reading and writing of sentences and embed their understanding of sentence structure.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds:

Phase 5

Week 10

In Week 10 children will continue to consolidate all previously learnt phonic knowledge and practise reading and writing words that contain alternative graphemes (letters) for the same phoneme (sounds) and alternative phonemes (sounds) for the same grapheme (letters). They will continue to apply this knowledge in their reading and writing of sentences and embed their understanding of sentence structure.

Allow: 1:30 - 2:30 Hours

Sounds: Consolidation of phase 5 sounds

Phase 5

Assessment Pack

Phase 5 phonics assessments to help monitor and track children's progress as they work through phase 5. Includes:

  • tick sheet assessment/record of first 100 high frequency words.
  • new grapheme list for reading.
  • phase 5 word cards.
  • individual assessment sheet for each phase 5 sound.
  • group assessment sheet for each phase 5 sound.
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