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About Floppy's Phonics

Floppy’s Phonics is a much loved and proven synthetic phonics teaching program authored by Debbie Hepplewhite.

This rigorous program has been comprehensively updated to reflect the latest research and phonics teaching practice to provide teachers with a complete package of resources for planning, classroom implementation and assessment in an easy to understand and practical format.

This easy to implement and highly supportive program is suitable for use at a class, year-level, or whole-school level.

Floppy's Phonics Teaching Sequence

Floppy’s Phonics follows an intuitive and easy-to-follow teaching sequence which seamlessly integrates all of the series components and helps teachers to ensure student reading success.

Series resources

A complete package of resources for holistic support.

Interactive eBooks for correct phonemic enunciation

New interactive eBooks for 42 student books which include audio to engage students in class and provide support for teachers to correctly vocalise phonemes.

Comprehensive support for successful implementation

Floppy's Phonics is a highly-supportive program which includes comprehensive teaching materials including:

Teaching Handbooks

The two Teaching Handbooks include a guide to the alphabetic code, an explanation of the Floppy’s Phonics mnemonic system, step-by-step guidance for each phonics lesson, and activities and activity sheets for every level of Floppy’s Phonics.

Teacher Training Resources

A suite of engaging training videos are included with the interactive eBook library, providing practical guidance and demonstrations for using the program effectively with students.

Additional resources on Oxford Owl

The following additional resources are available for teachers to download from Oxford Owl:

  • 48 Book-by-Book Plans (PDFs)
  • 6 Planning and Record Grids: One per level (except Level 1 which has none, and Level 5 which has two (L5 and L5MA) (word docs)
  • Assessment documents (all word docs):
    • 7 Letter(s)-sound correspondences assessments
    • 1 Oral segmenting assessment
    • 10 Reading and spelling assessments
  • Parent/carer documents (PDFs):
  • 1 letter to parents/carers
  • 1 document with guidance on using grapheme and picture tiles
  • Planning with Floppy’s Phonics
  • Teaching sequence flow charts
  • Assessment with Floppy’s Phonics
  • Mini alphabetic code chart

Engaging classroom resources

Alphabetic Code Chart

Display the Alphabetic Code Chart in the classroom to support your phonics teaching. The chart shows the relationship between 50 units of sound (including 43 phonemes) and the graphemes which represent these sounds. It displays the sounds with key pictures, followed by alternative spellings (graphemes) of these sounds and key word examples.

Wall Frieze

The wall frieze can be used to revise sounds and graphemes.


There are 72 flashcards to help teach new sounds and graphemes. On the front they show the key mnemonic pictures which appear throughout the resources. On the back there is a list of carefully selected words which can be used to model blending and segmenting.

Engaging student resouces

The Floppy's Phonics program includes 48 engaging stories featuring much loved characters Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. Each Student Book is carefully levelled using Oxford Levels and aligned to the Letters & Sounds phonics sequences. The table below provides an overview of the number of Student Books per year.

Year Oxford Level Letters & Sound Phase Number of student titles
F 1 1 12
F 1+ 2 6
F 2 3 6
F 3 3 6
Y1 4 4 6
Y15 5 12

Watch our Floppy's Phonics unboxing video

This unboxing video showcases, and highlights the purpose of, each item included in the Floppy's Phonics Teaching Program packs.

The Floppy's Phonics family

The Floppys Phonics program sits alongside our popular decodable reading series Floppy’s Fiction & Non-Fiction and Traditional Tales which are perfect for practice and consolidation, and Biff, Chip and Kipper Decode and Develop student books which provide a bridge to non-decodable readers.

Floppy's Phonics: Fiction and Non-fiction decodable readers are ideal for providing extra practice and reinforcement alongside any phonics teaching program. Inside cover notes for parents and teachers are included in every book.

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Traditional Tales are 100% decodable retellings of classic tales with clear phonic progression for Years F–2. Storymaps in each book fuel children’s writing and inside cover notes will support both teachers and parents.

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: Decode and Develop readers are 60% decodable to support the transition from phonics to richer reading. Familiar settings, real-life scenarios and humorous illustrations will hook children into reading.

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What do teachers say about the Floppy’s Phonics program?

“We would recommend Floppy’s Phonics to other teachers. It supports teachers in delivering phonics in a fun and interactive way, using characters the children are familiar with.”

- Stephanie Cairns, Literacy Coordinator, Harrowgate Hill Primary School

Meet the Expert

Debbie Hepplewhite is a synthetic phonics consultant, teacher trainer and program writer. With an extensive teaching background including many years spent as a primary school teacher as well as both a special needs teacher and principal, Debbie has helped inform UK Government enquiries into reading instruction along with independent reviews.

Debbie has authored the Floppy’s Phonics program to enable educators to ensure reading success for their students. The program provides teachers with all the structure and resources needed to deliver effective synthetic phonics training.

Value packs for schools

Floppy’s Phonics resources are available to purchase in two great value packs.

The Floppy's Phonics Foundation pack includes:
  • Teacher Handbook
  • Student Books aligned to Oxford Levels 1-3
  • Flash Cards
  • Frieze
  • Mixed Poster pack
  • Digital subscription for interactive eBooks (renewable annually)
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The Floppy's Phonics Year 1 pack includes:
  • Teacher Handbook
  • Student Books aligned to Oxford Levels 4-5
  • Flash Cards
  • Frieze
  • Mixed Poster pack
  • Digital subscription for interactive eBooks (renewable annually)
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This series is underpinned by Oxford Levels

Supporting reading progress in all students

Strong reading skills are key to students’ overall success at school and beyond. Oxford Levels support all students to progress at every stage of their reading journey.

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