Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics: Sounds and Letters: Pack of 6
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The ‘Simple View of Reading Model’ was adopted to replace the ‘Searchlights Reading Strategies’ on Sir Jim Rose’s recommendation in 2006. These diagrams will be helpful for training purposes and professional understanding. They help to generate collegial conversations as you reflect on pupils’ reading or writing profiles for your general literacy planning or intervention as required. In the ‘Simple View of Reading Model’, ‘language comprehension’ refers to the levels of SPOKEN language and not reading comprehension. For learners with English as a new or additional language, you can plot the learner twice – once for the mother tongue and once for the English language to achieve a fuller understanding of the learner’s literacy profile. A step-by-step and flexible DfE validated phonics programme that engages children in reading from the outset. Developed by highly respected phonics expert Debbie Hepplewhite MBE, is perfect for schools who want high-quality phonics teaching resources and professional development in a range of online formats, for full confidence in teaching phonics.
Then the children will really start to read! They will learn to recognise the different letters or pairs of letters (graphemes) in a word, say the separate sounds ( phonemes) slowly, then put ( blend) them together. For example, they will be taught that the word ‘boat’ can be separated out ( segmented) into ‘b-oa-t’ which represents the sounds bbb-oh– ttt. They can blend these sounds into the word ‘boat’ This shows how very easy it is to teach the alphabetic code ‘incidentally’ in any word for wider reading across the curriculum.Floppy’s Phonics is in line with the Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) teaching principles described in the ‘English programmes of study: key stages 1 and 2 – National curriculum in England’ which is statutory from September 2014. The Potential of Alphabetic Code Charts and the Two-Pronged Approach to Synthetic Phonics Teaching: Systematic and Incidental The Floppy’s Phonics programme teaches the letter/s-sound correspondences of the English alphabetic code explicitly and comprehensively for reading, spelling and handwriting:
Our first Floppy's Phonics cohort (Reception 2011) are due to graduate from Y2 this summer - 98% are L2+ in Reading, and 40% L3+. Decodable reading practice throughout teaching resources andaligned decodable readers from Floppy’s Phonics Fiction and Traditional Tales. This poster provides the kind of language and practice that teachers can apply all the time to teach and support spelling in the wider curriculum whilst referring to the main display Alphabetic Code Chart (which should be displayed from floor level and easily accessible for the teacher and children). 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!" This paper describes the usefulness of Alphabetic Code Charts and the rationale for the Two-Pronged Approach.Children, staff and parents all love Floppy’s Phonics! We have been using this high quality, rigorous programme for the last eight years and have been delighted with the results we have seen. Floppy’s Phonics engages the children with its familiar characters and supports both teaching and learning with CD-ROMs; classroom visual aids, the structured set of phonics books; cumulative, decodable, activity sheets and texts, plus planning and assessment materials.
Features the much-loved recurring characters of Biff, Chip and Kipper to engage children from the outset Includes the characters of Floppy the dog, Biff, Chip and Kipper and their family and friends, with hundreds of colour pictures to engage children fully for the phonics teaching & learning, vocabulary enrichment and language comprehension Stage 3: Building Confidence – Children learn new sounds including j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th. A systematic and structured approach with built-in consolidation and revision to ensure every child succeedsIt can take until Year 2/Primary 3 before your child might have learned all 44 sounds in English and the many different spellings used for each sound. Next, they will learn how sounds can be put together ( blended) to make words. For example, they will learn that the sounds of the letters ‘m-a-t’ blend together to make the word ‘mat’. Your child will then learn more sounds and will start blending them too. Update 2020: Throughout 2019, Debbie has worked with Oxford University Press to refresh and update the resources of the Floppy’s Phonics programme. Notable changes include: These are easy-to-use posters to achieve the same phonics routines across the school – also suitable for sharing with parents. This paper might be helpful for teaching assistants new to the teaching profession and for informing parents.
This guidance document describes the importance of setting up, maintaining and sharing a ‘phonics folder’ for every learner. Home / Free Resources Free Resources PowerPoint slides for supporting information events for parents and carers. The resources include hundreds of fabulous full-colour illustrations (for example in the Sounds and Letters teaching and learning books, and their parallel interactive CD-ROMS) with masses of potential to develop language comprehension skills – essential for young learners and learners who not only need to learn how to read, spell and write in English but who are also learning to speak the English language as a new language!
Review | June 2020
Oxford Reading Tree Floppy’s Phonics ‘Teaching Sequence’ – An overview of the programme for leaders and teachers