Phase 5 Phonics
In Phase 5 the children will learn that there is sometimes more than one spelling for a particular sound, e.g. ai, ay, and a-e. They will learn that is may sound the same, but it looks different. They will also learn that sometimes a spelling can look the same but sound different. This is built on from Phase 3 where the children learnt there were 2 sounds for the 'oo' digraph.
By the end of this Phase the children will be aware that there are different spellings for the same sound and be able to recogise which spelling looks correct. The children will learn further "tricky words" and be able to apply their new knowledge in their reading and writing.