What is taught in Phase 5 of letters and sounds?


What is taught in Phase 5 of letters and sounds?

Phase 5 teaches a set of new graphemes, alternative pronunciations for graphemes already known and alternative spellings for phonemes. Monster Phonics colour-coding is particularly useful at this stage, to facilitate the teaching of the alternative spellings and pronunciations.

How many alternative sounds are there?

In Steps 1 to 3, the children are taught the 42 letter sounds, which represent one way of writing the main sounds of English. In Step 4 the children begin to understand that some sounds have more than one way of being written: these are known as the alternative spellings.

What do you need to know about phonics Phase 5?

To broaden existing knowledge and become quicker at recognising and recalling graphemes for use in reading and spelling. 2. To learn new graphemes and alternative pronunciations for these and graphemes they already know, where relevant. 3. To learn alternative pronunciations for known graphemes.

What happens in Phase 5, letters and sounds?

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…

What do you need to know about Phase 5?

Letters and Sounds: Phase Five Summary Children entering Phase Five are able to read and spell words containing adjacent consonants and some polysyllabic words. (See Appendix 3: Assessment.) The purpose of this phase is for children to broaden their knowledge of graphemes and phonemes for use in reading and spelling.

Do you start Phase 5 or KS1 spelling?

However, at this point, schools should choose whether to follow the order of Phase 5 or the KS1 Spelling Curriculum because the KS1 Spelling Curriculum begins at this stage. As with the Letters and Sounds programme, children who are ready may start the KS1 Spelling Curriculum in Reception.