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Today we are learning the new digraph - oa.


Practise reading and writing any of the phonemes already learned, especially the new digraphs and trigraphs - s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, f, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, igh.


Sing the alphabet song and ask your child to point to the letters as they are sang.


Introduce the phoneme oa with actions (you might like to use the video link below to support this). Practise forming the digraph joining the letters if possible. 


Play Soundbuttons. Write each of the following words and add the sound buttons together, drawing a round button shape under each single letter sound and a line under the digraphs: goat, foal, cat, dog, rat, fox, rat, sheep, vet. Read each word by saying each individual sound and then blending together.


Pretend that your child is an animal owner and you are the vet. Model writing: Can the vet see my ...? And add in the name of an animal of choice from the list of animals developed in the 'Soundbuttons' game. Ask your child to choose an animal and write their own request card: Can the vet see my ...?