Floppy's Phonics

In school staff use the Floppy's Phonics scheme of work to teach systematic synthetic phonics.  Children also use books from the Oxford Reading scheme that match the Floppy's phonics teaching to support and develop children's early reading skills.

The Floppy’s Phonics programme teaches the letter/s-sound correspondences of the English alphabetic code explicitly and comprehensively for reading, spelling and handwriting:

  • Systematic and structured with inbuilt rigorous revision to ensure the success of every child
  • Includes the characters of Floppy the dog, Biff, Chip and Kipper and their family and friends, with hundreds of colour pictures to engage children fully for the phonics teaching & learning, vocabulary enrichment and language comprehension
  • Rigorous teaching sequence ensuring the phonics teaching & learning is straightforward, effective and allows for differentiation in simple, but effective, ways
  • Builds up knowledge of spelling word banks over time where words are spelt with the same letter/s-sound correspondences
  • Designed to inform parents/carers routinely and to work in partnership with them wherever possible
  • The order of introducing the 44 sounds of the English language matches the order in ‘Letters and Sounds’ (DfES, 2007)

If parents or carers would like further information about the Floppy's Phonics programme or how best to support their child at home with early reading then they should speak to their child's class teacher.  Some additional information and tips can be read using the links below:

Starting Reading

Reading and Phonics in KS1