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Books to inspire young scientists

Books to inspire young scientists

Science and engineering provide fantastic career opportunities, but science is not just for scientists – it’s a huge part of everyday life. A good grounding in science will help every child to navigate their world and make good decisions. Isabel Thomas recommends books for ages 3–11 to inspire your young scientist.

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Spelling in Year 1 (age 5–6)

Spelling in Year 1 (age 5–6)

In Year 1, your child will learn about the alphabet and will learn to spell some basic words. Find out how you can help your child with spelling at home.

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Maths is everywhere!

Maths is everywhere!

Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.

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What is Letters and Sounds?

What is Letters and Sounds?

Find out about this popular approach to helping children learn to read with phonics. Discover which graphemes, phonemes, and tricky words are taught in each phase.

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Working with school (in strange times)

Working with school (in strange times)

James Clements shares his advice on how we can work together with teachers to help our children be happy and confident at school, and gives his tips on getting the most out of parents’ evening.

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Early years

Early years

If your child is aged 3–4, the chances are that they are in some form of Early Years setting, whether at nursery, preschool, or with a childminder. Find out what they’ll be learning and how you can help.

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Geometry & shapes

Geometry & shapes

Understanding geometry is essential to be able to understand and describe the world around us. Discover what your child will learn at school and how you can help at home.

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Learning to tell the time

Learning to tell the time

Telling the time is an important skill in everyday life, but it can be tricky to learn. You can start to increase your child’s awareness of time from a young age with simple activities and games.

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Why does your child need a dictionary?

Why does your child need a dictionary?

Dictionaries are great for developing your child’s vocabulary, but not just any will do. Publisher Sam Armstrong explains how Oxford Children’s Dictionaries can support your child.

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Spelling in Year 2 (age 6–7)

Spelling in Year 2 (age 6–7)

In Year 2, your child’s knowledge of spelling is assessed by their teacher and in the SPaG SATs test. Find out how you can help with spelling at home.

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Key Stage 1 SATs

Key Stage 1 SATs

The National Curriculum tests or SATs can seem like a daunting part of your child’s education but, if you know what to expect, they don’t need to be scary for you or your child!

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What is phonics?

What is phonics?

Education expert Laura Sharp breaks down what phonics is, how phonics is taught in schools, and why phonics is important and useful.

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Read with Oxford Stage 3

Read with Oxford Stage 3

Read with Oxford is an exciting range of levelled books to build reading confidence at home. Use Stage 1 to start your child on their reading journey.

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Start calculating with Numicon

Start calculating with Numicon

It can be hard making the jump from counting numbers to calculating. Sheila O’Reilly shares activities to introduce your child to addition and subtraction.

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Fun learning ideas for 6-year-olds

Fun learning ideas for 6-year-olds

Have fun with our reading games, phonics games, and maths games for 4-year-olds. Explore our ideas improve phonic skills, word recognition, and language development through play.

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Money skills in a digital age

Money skills in a digital age

How to develop an understanding of money and healthy money habits in our children when there are fewer opportunities for them to see the real and physical exchange of cash.

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English: Age 5–6 (Year 1)

English: Age 5–6 (Year 1)

In Year 1, your child’s reading, writing, and speaking skills will develop in leaps and bounds. Find out what they will learn at school and how to help at home.

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Back to school

Back to school

Help your child get ready for the year ahead. Includes guides to starting primary and secondary school, free activities, and a year-by-year guide to primary school.

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Secondary school

Secondary school

Find out what your child will be learning when they start secondary school, and browse our books and resources to help their studies at home, from Year 7 to GCSEs and A Levels.

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Reluctant readers

Reluctant readers

From ‘thinking outside the bookbag’ to reading for a purpose, children’s author and mum of three Isabel Thomas shares some great advice on helping reluctant readers get excited about books.

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Reading: Age 9–10 (Year 5)

Reading: Age 9–10 (Year 5)

In Year 5, your child will be encouraged to read widely. Find out how to encourage them at home as they discover different types of language and writing.

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Read with Oxford guide for parents

Read with Oxford guide for parents

A parent guide to Read with Oxford Stages and our exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read at home. Developed by experts to support your child’s first steps in phonics through to being an independent reader.

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Reading: Age 8–9 (Year 4)

Reading: Age 8–9 (Year 4)

In Year 4, your child will be developing into an increasingly fluent reader. The focus will now be on building comprehension. Find out how to help them at home.

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Reading: Age 7–8 (Year 3)

Reading: Age 7–8 (Year 3)

Children in Year 3 will hopefully be on the way to becoming a confident, independent readers. Find out how you can support their reading development at home.

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Geometry & shapes in Year 2 (age 6–7)

Geometry & shapes in Year 2 (age 6–7)

In Year 2, your child will learn to describe 2D and 3D shapes using accurate mathematical vocabulary. They will also learn to find 2D shapes in 3D shapes, to arrange shapes into patterns, and to talk about rotation.

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Learn to read with phonics

Learn to read with phonics

What is phonics? Find out in our phonics guide for parents. Learn about Letters and Sounds, the phonics screening test, and how to practice phonics at home.

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