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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Phase 5


In Phase Five, children will learn more graphemes however they will already be aware of the sound. 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 ie) /ea/ in tea, head and break

Tricky Words

These are common words which are not able to be segmented and are sometimes tricky for the children to read and write.

oh   Mrs   people   their   called   Mr     

looked   asked   could

These can be practiced by using the different Spelling strategies found on the page below.

Useful Phase 5 Resources