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Floppy's Phonics

Rigorous synthetic phonics teaching for reading and writing success

Updated for 2020, Floppy's Phonics is a rigorous, easy-to-use synthetics phonics teaching programme that engages children from the outset and enables them to learn to read quickly. Developed with Debbie Hepplewhite, it's perfect for schools who want high quality resources for effective and consistent phonics teaching.

  • Well-structured, carefully paced lessons follow a clear teaching sequence
  • The well-loved Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy characters bring phonics to life through engaging print and online resources
  • Fully decodable books offer children reading practice that's matched to their phonic knowledge
  • New Activity Books offer comprehensive written practice to build childrens' confidence and provide a record of progress
  • New Floppy's Phonics Online provides an essential resources for practising and consolidating the sounds learnt in class
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Series contains:

  • NEW 5 Activity Books
  • NEW Poster Pack
  • NEW Floppy's Phonics Online
  • NEW Teacher's Handbook (1 per year)
  • 48 Story books
  • 72 large format flashcards
  • Frieze
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What does Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters offer?

Structure chart

Floppy's Phonics Component Chart

Find out what Floppy's Phonics has to offer in this component chart

Floppy's Phonics Teaching Sequence

Find out more about our phonics resources that support teaching and learning every step of the way!

Discover the Resources

Find out what's in the updated component package for Floppy's Phonics

(Note: You will be taken to YouTube)

Meet the expert: Debbie Hepplewhite

Debbie Hepplewhite introduces herself and describes why she became so passionate about synthetic phonics teaching.

Oxford Reading Levels Explained

See an in-depth overview of each Oxford Reading Level

Phonics support for your classroom

New Training Demonstrations

Available through the online subscriptions, view this example of a Training Demonstration to support the implementation in your school

Actions video for teaching the sounds (video)

Watch our video showing actions that can be used to complement Floppy's Phonics

A guide to using actions for teaching phonics (PDF)

A useful guide explaining how actions can be used to support your phonics teaching

Watch a phonics lesson

See phonics in action

Watch Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters being used in a classroom.

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Positive Partnerships with Parents (Video)

Debbie Hepplewhite shares her top tips for working with parents to involve them in teaching reading, spelling and writing.

2 min 54 seconds

How to keep everyone on track with phonics (Video)

Debbie Hepplewhite introduces herself and describes why she became so passionate about  synthetic phonics teaching.

2 min 9 seconds

Professional development

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Curriculum Chart

How does Floppy's Phonics support Letters and Sounds?

This chart explains the systematic way Floppy's Phonics builds reading progress through each phase of Letters and Sounds, matching each book to each phase.

Review | June 2020

  • “After using the programme for a short time I could see that the children in my support school were making excellent progress, especially the lowest 20%.”

    Katreena Heywood, Early Years Lead, Hartford Manor Primary School and Nursery, Cheshire

Also available on our eBook libraries

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eBook libraries on Oxford Owl

Selected titles from this series are available as part of our eBook library subscriptions, perfect for use in the classroom or to share books with children to read at home.