Floppy's phonics

Learning to read: supporting your child at home

Learning to read is one of the most important skills that your child will develop over the next few years. The more support and encouragement that you can offer your child, the more likely that he or she will progress with enthusiasm and ease.

At school we are using the Oxford Reading Tree series to take your child through the early stages of learning to read. We are using the Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters teaching programme, which is a step-by-step phonics programme, to introduce children to the letters and sounds (the alphabetic code) that are the foundation of all reading and writing.

To reinforce the teaching in school, your child may bring home some books to share with you. These may be:

  • Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters Books, to practise the sounds and letters taught at school
  • Floppy’s Phonics Fiction and Non-fiction to practise reading stories and different text types
  • Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories, for language development and enrichment. We may also send home Grapheme and Picture Tiles, Activity Sheets and Say the Sounds Posters for your child to practise phonics at home. Any of these simple resources will come with full instructions, and your child’s teacher will be able to answer any questions you have. Should you wish to buy any extra books to support your child, you could try the Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper series, which has been specially developed to support learning to read at home. This series supports the programme we are using in school.
  • Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions or you may also like to visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk  for further information about phonics and helping your child to read at home, and for free resources and eBooks.
  • All the books have notes on the inside cover to guide you on how best to use them with your child.  

We may also send home Grapheme and Picture Tiles, Activity Sheets and Say the Sounds Posters for your child to practise phonics at home. Any of these simple resources will come with full instructions, and your child’s teacher will be able to answer any questions you have.

Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions or you may also like to visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk for further information about phonics and helping your child to read at home, and for free resources and eBooks.

Should you wish to buy any extra books to support your child, you could try the Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper series, which has been specially developed to support learning to read at home. This series supports the programme we are using in school.

We may also send home Grapheme and Picture Tiles, Activity Sheets and Say the Sounds Posters for your child to practise phonics at home. Any of these simple resources will come with full instructions, and your child’s teacher will be able to answer any questions you have.

Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions or you may also like to visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk for further information about phonics and helping your child to read at home, and for free resources and eBooks.

Should you wish to buy any extra books to support your child, you could try the Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper series, which has been specially developed to support learning to read at home. This series supports the programme we are using in school.