This set of suggested activities is designed to support the suggested 30-week programme to build children’s skills and understanding.

Teaching split digraphs

Using the letters 'ie', see how you can help children to understand a split digraph by showing its relationship to a known grapheme.

Teaching different pronunciations for graphemes

See how you can help children build their understanding of the different ways specific graphemes can be said to produce the correct words. You can also find a list of suitable words.

Practising grapheme recognition

You can use these activities to help children develop fast recognition of graphemes for reading words and more complex two- and three-letter graphemes.

Reading irregular and high-frequency words

Building on the decodable words children learned in phase four, you can use these activities to help children practise reading those words and teach them the remaining 16.

Reading two-syllable and three-syllable words

Help children practise reading two-syllable and three-syllable words through segmenting (using sound-talk) and blending.

Reading sentences

Using these activities, you can help children recognise words grouped into sentences as they read.

Teaching alternative spelling for phonemes

You can use these activities to help build children's understanding of how some sounds (phonemes) are represented by various spellings in words.

Spelling high-frequency words

See how using individual whiteboards can help children learn to spell phase five high-frequency words. You can also use this activity to help children practise spelling.

Spelling two-syllable and three-syllable words

This activity can help children to practise spelling two-syllable and three-syllable words, using magnetic letters or whiteboards.

Writing sentences

This activity can be used to help children practise writing words in sentences. You can also use it to help children improve their understanding of basic sentence structure.