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Witherley Church of England Primary School

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Phase 5 Phonics

In Phase 5 phonics children learn a new range of graphemes and phonemes for reading. They are taught, for example, that the phoneme 'a' can be represented by the graphemes 'ay' or 'a-e'. Alternative pronunciations for graphemes are also introduced too. Such as 'ea' in 'pea,' 'read' and 'break'.

Children cover the sounds in Phase 5 in the following sequence:

  • Unit 13  phoneme (w) written as 'wh' and phoneme (f) written as 'ph'
  • Unit 14 phoneme (ai) written as 'ay' 'a-e' 'eigh' 'ei' 'ey' 'a' 'ea' and 'aigh'
  • Unit 15 phoneme (ee) written as 'ea' 'e-e' 'ie' 'ey' and 'y'
  • Unit 16 phoneme (igh) written as 'ie' 'i-e' 'y' 'i'
  • Unit 17 phoneme (oa) written 'ow' 'o-e' 'oe' 'o'
  • Unit 18 phoneme long (oo) written as 'ew' 'u-e' 'ue', phoneme short (oo) written as 'u' 'oul' 
  • Unit 19 phoneme (or) written as 'aw' 'au' 'al' 
  • Unit 20 phoneme (ur) written as 'ir' 'er' 'ear'
  • Unit 21 phoneme (ow) written as 'ou', phoneme (oi) written as 'oy' 
  • Unit 22 phoneme (ear) written as 'ere' 'eer', phoneme (air) written as 'ear' 'are' 
  • Unit 23 phoneme (c) written as 'k' 'ck 'ch'
  • Unit 24 phoneme (s) written as 'c' 'sc' 'st' 'se', phoneme (z) written as 'se'
  • Unit 25 phoneme (j) written as 'g' 'ge' 'dge' 
  • Unit 26 phoneme (l) written as 'le', phoneme (m) written as 'mb', phoneme (n) written as 'kn' 'gn', phoneme (r) written as 'wr'
  • Unit 27 phoneme (zh) written as 's', phoneme (ch) written as 'tch', phoneme (e) written as 'ea', phoneme (o) written as 'a', phoneme (u) written as 'o'

Phase 5 Phonics Phonemes

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