Studham Village CofE Academy

Learning to Care, Caring to Learn - All Flourishing as Children of God

Phase 5

Children entering Phase 5 will already be able to read and spell words with adjacent consonants, such as trap, string and flask.  They will also be able to read and spell some polysyllabic words.


In Phase 5 children will learn more phonemes and graphemes.  For example, they already know 'ai' as in rain, but now will learn 'ay' as in play and 'a-e' as in cake.


Alternative pronunciations for graphemes will also be introduced, eg; 'ea' in tea, head and break.


With practice, speed at recognising and blending graphemes will improve.  Word and spelling knowledge will be worked on extensively.


During Phase 5 the following tricky words are introduced.


  • oh
  • their
  • people
  • Mr
  • Mrs
  • looked
  • called
  • asked
  • could


At Studham CofE Village School Phase 5 is introduced when children join Year 1 as part of Sycamore Class.