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Basics on the topic The Letter O

Join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden and learn all about o!

Transcript The Letter O

Let’s join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden and learn all about /o/. This is the letter O, it makes the sound /o/. This is a capital /O/ and this is a lower case /o/. They both make the /o/ sound like in on, orange and ox. Let's practise the /o/ sound with Kala and Dee! "/o/, /o/!" "/o/, /o/!" Can you spy anything in the garden that begins with /o/? "There's an octopus!" "Octopus starts with the sound /o/!" Is there anything else in the garden that starts with /o/? "There's an octagon that also begins with the sound /o/!" Uh-oh! /O/ is hiding with the other letters! Can you help to find the /o/ in the alphabet? Point to the letter when you find it! Did you also point here? You did some great work in the phonics garden! Today we learnt all about /o/, we listened to and made the /o/ sound. We found words that began with /o/ and found it in the alphabet! Interested in a challenge? Watch this video again and see if you can find the ostrich, the otter and olive hidden in the garden Comment below when you find them! If you want to learn more, check out the next sound!

The Letter O exercise

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  • Which one is the correct letter?


    Listen carefully to the sound, play it again and think about what you can hear.

    The switch is __.

    Look again at the picture above. What sound does this word start with?


    The correct letter is o. This makes the /o/ sound.

  • What sound does the letter make?


    The word on starts with the sound.

    Listen to all four sounds again. Which one is the same as the beginning of the name Oliver?


    The correct sound is /o/.

  • Find the objects that begin with "o".


    There are 4 items that start with o to highlight.

    Listen to this word. Can you find it in the picture?

    Listen carefully to the names of the objects.


    The four items that begin with o are:

    • orangutan
    • olive
    • octagon
    • ox
  • What is the word?


    Listen carefully. Does the word start with o or does it have o in the middle?

    What other sounds can you hear?

    Here we can see the words with pictures. Use this to help you find the matching pairs above.


    The words are:

    1. off
    2. dot
    3. pop
    4. moss
  • Help Kala find the objects that begin with "o".


    Listen to the sound. Which words begin with this sound?

    Say all of the items out loud. In which ones do you hear the /o/ sound at the beginning?

    There are two correct choices.


    Orange and office start with /o/.

  • Can you put the words in the correct group?


    Listen carefully to this word. Do you hear o at the beginning or in the middle?

    Think carefully about the first sound that you hear, is it o or a different sound?

    There are 2 words that begin with o and 4 words that have o in the middle.


    Ostrich and octopus have o at the beginning.

    Dog, cot, sock and log have o in the middle.