'oy' / 'oi' word list activities

Last updated: 22/05/2024
'oy' / 'oi' word list activities
Main Subject
Key stage
English: Phonics
Resource type
Student activity
Teaching ideas

This useful 'oy' / 'oi' word list resource includes a list of spelling words, flashcards, and teaching ideas to support the learning of words with the ‘oy’ / 'oi' sound for phase 3 phonics.

What’s included

  • Printable list of 18 ‘oy’ / 'oi' words
  • Printable and editable ‘oy’ / 'oi' word flashcards
  • Teaching notes and activity ideas

‘oy’ / 'oi' words for phase 3 phonics

The 'oy' / 'oi' sound is a unique phoneme, often found in words like 'boy', 'coin', and 'joy'. These words can be used in various phonics activities to help children enhance their pronunciation, spelling, and reading skills.

How to use ‘oy’ / 'oi' word list resources in the classroom

In the classroom, use the 'oy' / 'oi' word list resources to boost children's understanding and recognition of the 'oy' / 'oi' sound. This might include:

  1. Rhyme creation: Encourage children to create rhymes using the 'oy' / 'oi' words. This activity not only improves their understanding of the sound but also stimulates their creativity.
  2. Word sorting: Let children sort these words into categories based on their other sounds or spelling patterns. This reinforces their phonemic awareness.
  3. Storytelling: Ask children to create a story using as many 'oy' / 'oi' words as possible. This helps them to remember the words and improves their creative writing skills.

How to use ‘oy’ / 'oi' word list resources for home learning

The 'oy' / 'oi' word list can also be a useful tool for home learning. Some ways to reinforce learning of the ‘oy’ / 'oi' sound include daily reading and spelling practice, flashcard revision and writing practice.

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