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Back to School

Build their back-to-school confidence

Learning is life’s greatest adventure. Whether your child is starting school for the first time, moving up to secondary school or simply moving up a year, at Oxford Owl we’ll help guide your child through every stage of their exciting journey.

Follow the links to find out what you and your child can expect in the year ahead, along with free activities, book recommendations, great tips and advice to give you and your child the support you need to help make learning fun and build their back-to-school confidence.

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Getting ready to start Primary School

Get tips for helping your child get ready for Reception.
Reception at primary school

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Year 1 (age 5-6)

Phonics and learning through play: what your child will learn in Year 1.

English curriculum for Year 1 >
Maths curriculum for Year 1 >

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Year 2 (age 6-7)

Phonics and fractions: what your child will learn in Year 2.

English curriculum for Year 2 >
Maths curriculum for Year 2 >

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Year 3 (age 7-8)

Comprehension and spelling rules: what your child will learn in Year 3.

English curriculum for Year 3 >
Maths curriculum for Year 3 >

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Year 4 (age 8-9)

Times tables and fronted adverbials: what your child will learn in Year 4.

English curriculum for Year 4 >
Maths curriculum for Year 4 >

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Year 5 (age 9-10)

Grammar and independent learning: what your child will learn in Year 5.

English curriculum for Year 5 >
Maths curriculum for Year 5 >

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Year 6 (age 10-11)

Tests and preparing for secondary school: what your child will learn in Year 6.

English curriculum for Year 6 >
Maths curriculum for Year 6 >
Key Stage 2 SATs >

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Secondary School

Find out what your child will be learning when they start secondary school, and browse our books and resources.

Books for primary school

Early readers

Discover an exciting range of carefully levelled books and resources from Read with Oxford to help children learn to read, and love to read.

Early readers for ages 3–8

Activity books

Develop core English and maths skills with Progress with Oxford activity books.

Activity books for age 3–10

SATs preparation

All you need to prepare for the KS2 SATs, from maths to English to reading.

SATs workbooks for ages 8–11

Children's dictionaries

Find the right dictionary for your child, whatever their age.

Oxford Children’s Dictionaries