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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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Take a closer look at Floppy's Phonics Teaching Programme

Curriculum Chart

Quick Look

Get a quick overview of how Floppy's Phonics Teaching Programme works with your phonics teaching

Interactive Teaching Sequence

Open the Teaching Sequence to see how these well-structured, carefully paced lessons follow a teaching sequence ensuring consistency in your phonics provision.

See all the Resources

View examples of the content and how you can use this with your children (Note: You will be taken to YouTube)

Floppy's Phonics Training

Register your interest in Floppy's Phonics Training from Debbie Hepplewhite

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Free resources from Oxford Reading Tree

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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.

Character Bookmarks

Oxford Reading Tree Bookmarks (PDF)

Download your free bookmarks with your favourite characters, to cut out and keep.

Character DoorHangers

Oxford Reading Tree Door Hangers (PDF)

Download these Biff, Chip and Kipper door hangers to cut out and keep

Free online videos: Debbie Hepplewhite on synthetic phonics

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

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

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  • Debbie has crafted magic, creating an approach to phonics that - put simply -  works! Adopting Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters in 2011, we were delighted that 70% of our Y1 pupils secured the pass rate. In 2013, this has risen to 93%, and KS1 standards in reading, writing (and maths!) are up as the children are engaged, focused, motivated learners. This isn't about phonics - it's a pedagogical approach based on expectation, challenge, autonomy and rigour. The kids love it - and so do the staff!

    Sam Bailey, Headteacher, Cookridge Primary School, Leeds