It is expected that Phase 5 will take many months to master. In this Phase the children will start learning different spellings for sounds like 'igh' (ie, y etc.)
They will also learn different pronunciations for the same letters. For examples 'ow' makes two sounds, such as in the words 'blow' and 'cow'.
Children will start learning split vowel diagraphs. You might know this as 'magic e'
If your child is covering this Phase we would like to see them getting most of their spellings correct in writing, as well as reading words silently to work out what they say.
We would also like them to be able to read all 100 high frequency words, and spell most of them.
(See the first 100 high frequency words here http://www.highfrequencywords.org/first-100-high-frequency-word-list-precursive.html)