We follow the teaching and learning sequence designed by the accredited DfE scheme ‘Floppy’s Phonics’.

This is a progressive and cumulative programme of teaching of the alphabetic code ( see poster below).

We teach:

  • Sounding out and blending for reading
  • Identifying sounds in words and matching to letters for spelling
  • Letter formation for handwriting

These are the building blocks needed for early learning and which provide the foundation for all reading and writing within English and across the wider curriculum.

All EYFS and KS1 classrooms will display the Floppy's Phonics alphabetic code as well as the Floppy's Phonics sound posters and friezes appropriate to learning.




In Key Stage 2, your child will be expected to spell the following words. They will become familiar with them over the course of their time in Years 3 to 6 and may bring them home to rehearse and learn at home.

Spellings Year 1-6

Complex Speed Sounds Chart

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

CLICK HERE here for strategies to help your child learn their spellings.