Phase 5 Sound Mat


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Phase 5 Sound Mat - Sound Mat, Letters and Sounds, Phase 5, Phase five, Foundation stage literacy, Mnemonic Images, DFES

    Alternative versions:

  • Standard Version
  • Cursive Version
  • Precursive Version
  • Alphabetical Order Version
  • Black and White Version
  • Cursive Version
  • Black and White Cursive Version
  • No Pictures Version
  • Cursive Version
  • Dyslexia Version
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  • 2 days ago

    As a table resource for Y1 children.

  • 3 days ago

    To create a sound mat for a dyslexic child with all the graphemes not recalled. Some real-life cutting and pasting to do!

  • 4 days ago

    What is the e_e picture?

    • 4 days ago

      Hi there,

      We have struggled to find a great example for this sound! The scales are there to represent the word 'even'. If you could suggest a different example that you have found particularly effective at modelling this sound then let us know.

      Have a lovely day!

    • 4 days ago

      Hi Graeme,

      We have been thinking about this!
      How about even? Having numbers with the odd ones crossed out, it then links to maths learning too?

      Have a lovely day too!.

    • 4 days ago

      Thanks for taking the time to make a suggestion, we're currently working on a change to this resource - so keep your eyes peeled!

  • Oct 2nd

    parents workshop

  • Sep 30th

    home resource

  • Sep 12th

    To support the children who have poor visualisation and memory skills

  • Sep 11th

    phonics lesson

  • Sep 10th

    I would like to help my child read.

  • Sep 9th

    To have in table baskets for children to refer to when trying to choose the right digraph

  • Sep 8th

    my phonics lessons

  • Aug 22nd

    my phonics lessons

  • Aug 14th


  • Aug 10th

    re-establish or revise phonetic options when writing!

  • Jul 29th

    Hi, I want to use all the phase sound mats as a writing resource for y1 and 2 and have copies for parents at parents evening. But can you tell me what the e-e picture is please?

    • Jul 29th

      Hi jellybeaneroo,
      The e-e picture is 'even'. I hope this helps. :)

  • Jul 24th

    Writing mats

  • Jul 2nd

    Help children to recognise and use the correct sound in their reading and writing.

  • Jun 20th

    help parents teach at home

    • Jun 21st

      Hi pckeep,
      That's a lovely idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

  • Jun 15th

    in class

  • Jun 2nd

    phonics booster groups

  • May 28th

    use for group work during spelling time

    • May 28th

      Hey there Judydorset, thanks for sharing your idea with us :)

  • May 20th

    i'm going to use the resource to play sound hide and seek : )

  • May 5th

    Thank you..

  • Apr 28th

    my son is in reception class but progressing quickly and already completed phase 2 and 3

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  • Apr 20th

    great for help with children

  • Apr 14th


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  • Mar 22nd

    Phonics Y1

  • Mar 11th

    home prectice

  • Mar 5th

    I'll use as a desk chart.

  • Mar 3rd

    To send home so that children can practice at home.

  • Mar 1st

    Sending home to parents to practise with their child.

  • Feb 28th

    for a phonics lesson

  • Feb 27th

    for my daughter covering phase 5 sounds.

  • Feb 25th


  • Feb 20th

    reinforcement of Phase 5 sounds for my son

  • Feb 8th

    lesson reenforcement

  • Feb 3rd


  • Feb 1st

    Phonics intervention

  • Jan 31st

    to help my son.

  • Jan 31st

    phonics class

  • Jan 30th

    teaching special education

  • Jan 26th

    Small group work

  • Jan 24th

    phonics group

  • Jan 22nd

    Year 2 literacy table mats

  • Jan 22nd


  • Jan 19th

    My daughter has come home with this, but we can't figure out what the e-e sound and picture of scales is - my daughter says her teacher said she doesn't know either... after trying every letter, only thing I can think it might be is even....

  • Jan 19th

    phonics meeting for parents

  • Jan 18th


  • Jan 16th

    To support learners in secondary school with SpLD

  • Jan 16th

    Great for a revision aid in year 2 and support Y1 application. Thanks

  • Jan 13th

    I glue Phase 3 and 5 Sound Mats into the front of every child's reading diary for parents to use at home with their children. They are also available in children's table boxes as reminders to be used during lessons. I prefer this version to the version I currently use.

  • Jan 12th


  • Jan 12th

    phonics lessons

  • Jan 12th

    display on wall for gentle reminders for my phonics group

  • Jan 9th

    upper primary phonics interventions

  • Jan 9th


  • Jan 9th


  • Jan 6th

    spelling support

  • Jan 6th


  • Jan 6th

    Spelling support

  • Jan 5th

    Spelling support

  • Jan 5th

    teaching sounds

  • Jan 5th

    For the children to practice their recognition of phonemes in their literacy.

  • Jan 5th


  • Dec 16th, 2014

    To help children practise their phoneme recognition and in their writing.

  • Oct 15th, 2014

    Is there a version of this in alphabetical order - like the Phase 2 and 3 alphabetical order sound mats?

    • Oct 15th, 2014

      Hi there MelTeacher747, thanks for your comment! We currently do not have a version like this so I have passed this request on to our resource designers who will do their best to make one for you. :)

    • Aug 12th

      Hi there MelTeacher747, thanks for your comment! We now have an alphabetical order version. :)

  • Oct 7th, 2014

    hi the picture on the cards seems to have changed from a crayon to hay. which is ok but sound mats still have a crayon. is this going to change?

    • Oct 7th, 2014

      Hi there mikkidavies, thanks for your comment! I can't seem to find the resource which still has "hay" as the example, could you link this to me and I can look into it further? :)

    • Oct 8th, 2014

      Hi thanks for replying, it was the large mnemonic flash cards. I have found it again and I think it may be because I was down loading pre cursive. I thought the cards had changed but sounds like an old version. I love the sound mats as they are very un -fussy and the children easily pick up the sound linked to the picture/action. Mikki

    • Oct 8th, 2014

      Thanks for this reply Mikki! I'm glad we could help you out and it's good to hear that you love using the sound mats. :)

  • Jun 3rd, 2014

    A fantastic resource, thank you very much!

    • Sep 28th, 2014

      A great resource for all children across ks1. Brilliant to display in the classroom

  • Apr 16th, 2014

    thank you for the response :o)

  • Mar 26th, 2014

    Hi there charlene1982, thanks so much for commenting on this resource. The Dyslexia version was done with a slightly different font to make it easier for children with Dyslexia to read it better. Hope this helps! :)

  • Mar 25th, 2014

    Can I ask what the difference is between dyslexic and standard versions are please

  • Jul 3rd, 2012

    I have found all of the sound mats very useful. I display them around the classroom and have them on tables as memory joggers.

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Phase 5 Sound Mat

Phase 5 Sound Mat - A phase 5 A4 sound mat, including appropriate phonemes with accompanying mnemonic images in accordance with the DfES Letters and Sounds publication. Useful for independent writing, images make it easier for children to relate letters to sounds. Also available in precursive and cursive! Just in case you wonder, the scales representing the split digraph e-e depicts the word 'even' : )

Why not also check out our lovely phase 2 to resources?

This resource is available in Standard, Cursive, Precursive, Alphabetical Order, Black and White, Cursive, Black and White Cursive, No Pictures, Cursive and Dyslexia.

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