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If you feel confident with this sound and how to use it in reading and spelling please try some of the phase 6 work below. Phase 6 focuses on spelling patterns, prefixes, suffixes, plurals, compound words and past/present tense. We will include a selection of different phase 6 activities each week.


This week we want you to look at different ways to spell the 'oa' sound and the alternative spellings for this.

The main spellings for this sound are 'oa', 'ow', and ‘o-e'.

However, there is also ‘oe’ and ‘o’ (no, go, so).


If you need help with how to pronounce the ‘oa’ sound or would like to watch a video related to this sound please follow the links below:

o-e - home

o - go

There are many games and activities to try for free on Phonicsplay.

You may log in with the following details:

Username: jan21

Password: home

Follow this link for a game:


Below is a selection of activities you can try to help practise your reading and spelling of this sound.


  • oe word search
  • ow word search
  • ‘oa’, ‘ow’, ‘o’, ‘oe’ and ‘o-e’ Sound Family Phoneme Spotter
  • Find and write the ‘oa’ words (differentiated so choose the activity to suit your phonics ability)
  • Alternative spellings for oa
  • Read and colour (alien/real words) ‘o-e’
  • Roll and read (dice game) ‘oa’
  • o-e phoneme spotter
  • ow/oa cloze activity
  • ow/oa read and match
  • ow/oa read, cover, write, check
  • ow/oa read, write, draw