Phonics Support Websites
Suggested phonics websites to support parents
Please use this link to find valuable games to support your child with continuing their phonics learning.
Oxford Owl - Phonics made easy.
A great selection of games that link well with games in Letters and Sounds.
Letters and Sounds
A phase by phase guide to the phonics programme used in school.
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.
Next week we are:
Reading and spelling words with wh making the w sound eg. when, which
Reading and spelling words with a short vowel sound, where we need to double the consonant eg. summer
Reading words with mb making the m sound eg lamb, thumb
This week we are learning:
Revising split digraph words. eg. shave, theme, throne, slime and cube.
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
e_e /ee/ - as in these, swede
i_e /igh/ - as in nine, spine
oe/ oa - as in toe
a_e/ ai - as in awake
ir / ur- as in girl hurt
y /ee/ - as in happy
o_e /oa/ - as in cone, bone
ou /ow/ - as in about
ew /oo/ - as in few, new
ph /f/ - as in photo, phone
ow /oa/ - as in grow, snow
u /oo/ - as in pull, push
ie /ee/ - as in chief, brief
ch/sh/ - as in chef
a/o/ - as in what, want
/igh/ y as in fry
/ee/ y as in hairy
/e/ ea as in bread
/oo/ ou as in soup
/oa/ ou as in shoulder
/oo/ u_e as in flume
/oa/ o-e as in home
/oi/ oy as in boy
To read and spell words containing these split digraphs that we have already learnt this year:
a_e as in plate and shade
e_e as in these
i_e as in shine and glide
We will also be reading and spelling words containing these four phase 3 trigraphs:
ure as in sure and pure
igh as in night and flight
ear as in clear and year
air as in fair and chair
Doubling an n if there is a short vowel before it. eg. funny, sunny.
Doubling an f if there is a short vowel before it. eg. huff and puff.
Revising the different graphemes for the igh phoneme as in pie, fry, time and find.