Phonics Mapping & Support Documents

We've collated mapping & supporting documents from publishers of phonics resources to help you easily compare what is available and potentially help to identify which books in your existing provision will fit into a commercially available Systematic Synthetic Phonics Teaching Programme (SSP) or your own school’s SSP. If you are auditing your resources, you may need to top up with additional books to ensure your provision fits with the new phasing and these documents should help with this.

Jump to:

Little Wandle — Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds Revised Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds Bug Club Phonics Rocket Phonics — Rising Stars Reading Planet
Dandelion Launchers & Readers Floppy's Phonics Reading Stars Phonics Red Squirrel Phonics

Little Wandle — Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds Revised

Browse Little Wandle resources available from Badger Learning here. All reading scheme books purchased from Badger Learning are supplied fitted with free protective jackets.


Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds

Phonemes Progression Chart for Big Cat for Letters and Sounds

Collins Big Cat for Letters and Sounds can be used as part of a Letters and Sounds SSP programme. Big Cat Phonics for Little Wandle Phonics for Letters and Sounds Revised is a fully validated SSP programme using 120 Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds books with a range of additional resources, training, and online support. For schools that are looking for a SSP programme and have been happy using Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds, Little Wandle could be a good option, allowing schools to adopt a full SSP programme and still utilise a significant proportion of their existing resources. Big Cat have produced a mapping document to support schools in matching existing resources to the progression and identify any gaps. See this here.

Browse the full range of Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds resources, with free fitted easy-to-clean jackets, available from Badger Learning here.



Bug Club Phonics

Bug Club Phonics Progression Chart

Bug Club Phonics Programme Progression

Bug Club Phonics and the new Ofsted Framework

Bug Club Phonics books are nicely aligned to Phases 2–5 of Letters and Sounds and offer varied, engaging and fun books to support children learning to decode and enjoy reading. Books are not stilted and introduce the phonemes and graphemes systematically providing valuable experiences and opportunities to practise and build on the phonics taught in class. These bright and colourful books include inside cover notes and tips on how to share books effectively, identifying the phonics focus and possible extension activities. Browse Bug Club Phonics books from Badger Learning here — as always, all reading scheme books purchased from Badger Learning will be supplied with FREE fitted protective jackets that will ensure your investment lasts.



Rocket Phonics — Rising Stars Reading Planet

Rocket Phonics Progression Chart — Every Rocket Phonics book is fully-decodable and has been expertly aligned to Letters and Sounds.

To deliver Rocket Phonics as a full SSP programme, we recommend that your school uses the print and online resources. The core print resources consist of 140 flashcards48 Target Practice reading books and 6 Pupil Practice Booklets. There are also 114 additional reading practice books available. The online 1-year subscription is £350+VAT per year for unlimited access to everything in digital format plus teaching Big Books, games, videos, downloadable teaching notes and more. Browse all Rocket Phonics resources here and don't forget, all reading scheme books purchased from Badger Learning are supplied fitted with free protective jackets that are also very easy to clean.

Request your free 30 day trial of Rocket Phonics online here.  Your free trial will consist of unlimited access for 30 days to:

• Six innovative ‘Big Books’

• 140 animated flashcards

• 48 ‘Target Practice’ ebooks

• Teacher’s Guides (with assessments)

• Friezes and Sounds Mats

• Read-only Pupil Booklet PDF’s

• Introductory and bite-sized CPD videos



Dandelion Launchers & Readers

Phonic progression chart of Dandelion Launchers & Dandelion Readers

How to use Dandelion Books


Floppy's Phonics

Floppy’s Phonics Teaching Progression — This chart shows the systematic way Oxford Reading Tree resources help to build reading progress through phonics sounds and letters.

A rigorous, easy to use synthetic phonics teaching programme that engages children from the outset and enables them to learn to read quickly. Fully decodable books offer children reading practice that’s matched to their phonic knowledge. These colourful and engaging books use the popular Oxford Reading Tree characters and action packed illustrations to make learning phonics fun. Developed with Debbie Hepplewhite MBE, a prolific author, trainer and advisor on synthetic phonics. Browse Floppy's Phonics Teaching Programme books here.


Reading Stars Phonics

Reading Stars Phonics mapping document

This levelled set of reading books has been carefully designed to support readers through the different phases of the Letter and Sounds phonics programme. The books are well produced, fun, varied and will engage readers as well as provide the appropriate phonic development for beginner readers. A good mix of fiction and non-fiction books with bright illustrations and photographs. Browse the series here.


Red Squirrel Phonics

Red Squirrel Phonics Alignment Chart — This alignment document is for guidance only. There is no direct relationship between Red Squirrel Phonics and any other phonics schemes

Red Squirrel Phonics Overview