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.

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Watch these handy videos to see how to say the sounds so that you can help your child at home. If you are not sure which level your child is working on, please speak to the class teacher.

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