Children at Bishop David Sheppard begin their reading journey by following the systematic synthetic phonics programme Floppy’s Phonics.

International studies have shown that a systematic phonics approach to reading is particularly beneficial for younger learners (4 – 7) as they begin to read. A consistent synthetic approach to phonics has consistently been found to be effective in supporting younger pupils to master the basics of reading.

Helping your child with phonics 

For help with supporting your child to learn their phonics sounds, please watch these video clips of Miss Stead demonstrating the correct pronunciation. If you would like any futher help or if you are not sure which level your child is working on, please speak to your child’s teacher. 

Level 1+

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

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