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Phase Five of our phonics programme!
Children at this stage should 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 Five, we will learn more graphemes and phonemes. For example, they already know ai as in rain, but now they will be introduced to ay as in day and a-e as in make.
Alternative pronunciations for graphemes will also be introduced, e.g. ea in tea, head and break.
Over the year we introduce common exception words, including decodable and tricky words, as well as days of the week.
This week and next we're learning:
ch /c/ - as in school
ch /sh/ - as in chef
ie /ee/ - as in Jamie
y /igh/ - as in sky, fry
y /ee/ - as in sleepy
ea /e/ - as in bread, breakfast
ou /oa/ - as in shoulder, mouldy
ou /oo/ - as in soup, group
Previously, we've learnt:
ay /ai/ - as in may, play, stay
ea /ee/ - as in sea, pea, please,
oy /oi/ - as in boy, toy, enjoy
ie /igh/ - as in tie, pie, lie
ue /oo/ - as in blue, clue
e_e /ee/ - as in these, evening, swede
aw /or/ - as in saw, draw, claw
y /ee/ - as in happy, fairy
o_e /oa/ - as in home, cone (this is a 'split digraph')
ou /ow/ - as in out, cloud
ew /oo/ - as in new, threw
ph /f/ - as in photo, dolphin
oe /oa/ - as in toe, foe
a-e /ai/ - as in make, wave
ir /ur/ - as in girl, twirl
au /or/ - as in Paul, author
i /igh/ - as in mind, find
g /j/ - as in giant, giraffe, agent
o /oa/ - as in old, cold
c /s/ - as in cent, ice
ow /oa/ - as in grow, throw
u /oo/ - as in put, octopus