Phonics and Reading Scheme



Phonics is proven to be the most effective method of teaching children to learn to read as it simplifies the English language down into just 44 sounds. Children therefore 'decode' words by breaking them down into its sounds rather than having to memorise 1,000's of words individually.

At Croftlands Infant School, we teach our children using a rigorous synthetic phonics programme called Floppy’s Phonics. Floppy's Phonics is a beautifully crafted programme that is rigorous, easy-to-use and engages children from the outset, enabling them to learn to read quickly. This wonderful programme teaches the letter/sound correspondences of the English alphabetic code explicitly and comprehensively for reading and spelling.  It includes the characters of Floppy the dog, Biff, Chip and Kipper, which engages children fully for the phonics teaching & learning, vocabulary enrichment and language comprehension.
 

To reinforce the phonics teaching in school, your child may bring home some books and activities to share with you.

This includes:
Fully decodable phonics book linked to the sounds/phase they are learning in school.
Floppy Phonics Activity sheet.
Say the sounds poster.
Grapheme and picture tiles.