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Together We Learn

Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School

Together We Learn



What is Phonics?


Phonics is a method of learning to read that is taught from the beginning of Early Years.  Synthetic phonics is a way of teaching reading. Your child will be taught two crucial things when they are learning to read using synthetic phonics:


  1. How sounds are represented by written letters. For example they will be taught that the letter m represents an ‘mmmm’ sound.
  2. How sounds can be blended together to make words.  For example, they will be taught that the sounds of the letters ‘c-a-t’ blend together to make the word cat.


Which phonics program do we follow at Field Lane?


At Field Lane we follow ‘Floppy’s phonics’ which is closely linked to letters and sounds and uses the characters from Oxford Reading Tree.


Biff, Chip, Kipper and their friends and family including Floppy the dog have made Oxford Reading Tree the UK’s most popular reading scheme used by 80% of primary schools in the UK


Floppy’s Phonics is a rigorous, easy to use systematic synthetic teaching programme for early reading and writing success.


We use interactive phonics lessons and activities to teach sounds, blending, grapheme-phoneme correspondence, letter formation and pronunciation to the whole class, groups or for individual practice.


Meet the Gang

Floppy's Phonics Level 1+


Floppy's phonics Level 3


Floppy's Phonics Level 5

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Phonics: How to pronounce pure sounds | Oxford Owl

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.Find...

Phonics: How to blend sounds to read words | Oxford Owl

Suzy Ditchburn explains how letter sounds can be blended to read words, and gives tips on how to practise phonics with your child.Find more phonics help on O...

Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School

Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School is part of Batley Multi Academy Trust, company number 07732537, a Company incorporated as private limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales and an exempt Charity. Registered Office Blenheim Drive, Batley, WF17 0BJ.

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