Floppy's Phonics

Rigorous synthetic phonics teaching your children will grow to love.

Floppy's Phonics:

  • is a systematic and rigorous synthetic phonics teaching program
  • contains loveable and familiar Oxford Reading Tree characters to help make learning fun
  • includes student books, decodable readers, and a range of teaching resources.

There are two components of the Floppy's Phonics series: Floppy's Phonics: Sounds and Letters and Floppy's Phonics Fiction and Non-fiction.

Floppy's Phonics: Sounds and Letters enables you to deliver high-quality, step-by-step synthetic phonics teaching and practice to help students achieve early reading and writing success. This well-structured series includes all the resources you need to teach phonics, with Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy.

Floppy's Phonics: Fiction and Non-fiction contains a range of decodable readers, ideal for providing extra practice and reinforcement alongside any phonics teaching program.


Oxford Reading Tree

Oxford Reading Tree contains such series as Floppy's Phonics, Biff, Chip and Kipper and All Stars. With over 800 books, the Oxford Reading Tree program provides a rich range of writing styles, genres and artwork in each series and at every level. Explore more Oxford Reading Tree series here.

What does Floppy's Phonics: Sounds and Letters look like in the classroom?


Revise sounds with the Floppy's Phonics: Sounds and Letters Flashcards and Frieze.



Teach new sounds using the Floppy's Phonics: Sounds and Letters Flashcards.



Practise new and revised sounds with the Floppy's Phonics: Sounds and Letters student books.



Apply the phonics taught, using cumulative texts for reading practice and grapheme tiles for spelling practice.



Consolidate learning by using the reading activities at the end of the student books to practise blending and segmenting.

Floppy's Phonics: Sounds and Letters teaching resources

Detailed and easy-to-follow handbooks contain activity sheets for supported practice, teaching sequences, step-by-step lesson plans, photocopiable flashcards, and guidance and tips.

The Sounds Frieze can be used for constant reference and review of sounds and graphemes.

Sounds Flashcards are fully matched to Floppy's Phonics: Sounds and Letters and complement your existing Oxford Reading Tree resources.

Plentiful online resources

Teacher Handbook
Year One Teacher Handbook
Sounds Frieze
Sounds Flashcards

Student resources

Floppy's Phonics: Sounds and Letters student books
  • Each book introduces three or four sounds and provides consolidation activities.
  • Long vowel sounds, alternative spellings and pronunciations are introduced as students progress.
  • Inside cover notes for parents and teachers are included in every book.
Floppy's Phonics: Fiction and Non-fiction decodable readers
  • The books can be used in group work and one-to-one reading practice.
  • They are matched to Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters, with step-by-step progression.
  • The stories are fully decodable, with all the humour and magic of the popular Biff, Chip and Kipper stories.

Explore Oxford's range of phonics resources

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Download our phonics whitepaper

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